EU aid chief: Hamas 'enormously responsible' for Gaza war

Palestinian kid and his mentors.

Open your eyes, people. No one like to see dead children, but if you choose to take the war into their houses, which you boobi trapped. When you spend the whole war hiding in tunnels underneath incoent people's houses, you are coward and responsible. You nothing close to a freedom fighter.

EU aid chief: Hamas 'enormously responsible' for Gaza war

By Reuters

Hamas 'enormously responsible' for Gaza war said Michel, the humanitarian aid commissioner, as he stood in a United Nations aid compound damaged by an Israeli shelling.

He echoed Israeli criticisms that Hamas used civilians as "human shields" by fighting in populated areas and, describing Hamas rocket fire on Israel as a "provocation", he said in English: "Hamas is acting in the way of a terrorist movement."

Michel also criticized Israel for the offensive - which it launched in a bid to end daily rocket fire from Gaza on its southern communities - and appealed to Israel to allow in more aid.

Hamas said it was "shocked" at his comments.

Michel, a former Belgian foreign minister, said that, in line with EU policy, he did not meet Hamas officials, most of whom have remained out of sight since fighting ended a week ago.

The European Union is the biggest donor to the Palestinians and Michel announced a further 58 million euros in humanitarian aid for 2009, of which 32 million euros would go to Gaza.

Speaking of the Israeli bombardment, he criticized the destruction of factories and other economic infrastructure: "What I saw was abominable. It was unjustified," Michel said.

He called on Israel to open its crossing points with the Gaza Strip "massively", to let in not only food and medicines but materials required for reconstruction.

Israel denies entry to supplies such as cement and steel piping, saying that these can be used by Hamas for military ends. Israel has also defended its military tactics in Gaza, saying they were appropriate for warfare in congested areas. A Hamas official, Mushir al-Masri, criticized Michel's remarks.

"It was shocking to see a European official giving cover to massacres and terrorism committed by the Zionist enemy against the Palestinian people," he said.

"Palestinian resistance is as legitimate as the resistance of European countries that fought against foreign occupiers."

Michel, who said both sides should be held accountable for breaches of international law, said: "When you kill innocents, it is not resistance. It is terrorism."

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to your information ALEX, hamas turn bach the aid according to eraze these
to Alex
your discussion here is nonsense,sterile.
and what you say here and your objectives here are against the objectives of the is a mean to do this here.
your discussion is not constructive
your discussion is dogmatic
your aim from your discussion here is to find the short wall to put all israeli crimes on.
your discussion show you have short vision, and you try to entrap us here, you the same mission of Tzipi levini, your minister of foreign affairs,you came here to find proisrael, not to find a solution.
your discussion show you are not tolerant, and you are against peace.
i know that in israel they shoose the most bloody leader to be the head of your bloody government.
my best congratulations for you of your achievements.
you know one thing you are coward Alex,cause you veil your self.
be brave and show your identity, im sure it is ugly.
you have fooled most the world for some time but you can not fool all people for all time.
the truth will not die with our death, we will keep transmit it to the coming generations,like handing the candle of olympic games from one person to another.
your zionists ancecters disappointed when they said that their crime of invading palestine, will be forgetten, cause the fathers will die and the coming generation will forget
"We must do everything to insure they (the Palestinians) never do return.” David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157.
Ben Gurion also warned in 1948: Assuring his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to their homes: “The old will die and the young will forget."
"We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai." David Ben-Gurion May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, a Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

is not like hitler? do hamass dream to do all these things?
Omar, maybe you would be interested in reading this:

"As this piece moved through our fact checking process, we tracked down a copy of the book. The quote doesn't exist. We have that exact version now and that quote isn't on page 157, nor 167 nor 147. Nor is the quote a rough paraphrase ofthe content of those pages."

Now, you can choose what to believe.
ok gabby see these websites
this is book "the fateful triangle" of noam chomsky,you can read all the book on line.
you find all references ok
Thanks Omar,
first let me be clear that what I was trying to say was that not everything you see can be taken as truth (not even Chomsky, and I say this after reading some stuff about him and hearing to a video of him talking about the current crysis). I will never say nor expect Israeli politicians to be boyscouts all the time. But the last quote you wrote is not true and thus mean that you, for at least once (and maybe more), may have been misleaded to believe in something, that is not the entire truth.

Don't have the energy to go through the book or all the quotes, but here is another example (taken from

Media Monitors (

An article archived on the Media Monitors Web site is filled with questionable assertions and bogus quotes (some of which were debunked in Part I.) The following quote (which also appears on the MIFTAH Web site) was attributed to Israeli Northern District Commissioner Israel Koenig, supposedly from his controversial report on Israeli Arabs in Galilee:

We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.

Source given: Cited in Lustick, Ian, Arabs in the Jewish State, University of Texas Press, Texas, 1980.

Investigation: Neither the source given (Ian Lustick's Arabs in the Jewish State) nor the actual report itself contains any mention of "terror, assassination, intimidation or land confiscation".

The Koenig Report or “memorandum” as it is sometimes referred to, was a private document of recommendations written in 1975 by civil servant Israel Koenig, the Interior Ministry’s official in charge of the Galilee, to alter the demographic balance of the region in favor of the Jews. The recommendations were rejected by then Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, denounced by senior Cabinet ministers and rued by then foreign minister Yigal Alon who expressed great regret that the recommendations were ever written. It provoked controversy within Israel after being leaked to Al Hamishmar, the publication of Israel’s Marxist party, Mapam. Koenig’s recommendations included expanding and strengthening Israel’s Jewish presence in the Galilee, applying legal consequences to Arabs expressing hostility toward the state and Zionism, enforcing tax collection from the Arab sector, cutting family subsidies to Arabs with large families, eliminating preferential acceptance of Arabs into Israeli universities, channeling Arab students into studying the physical and natural sciences rather than humanities, and encouraging young Arabs to study abroad and emigrate. As controversial as Koenig’s proposals were at the time, however, there was absolutely no suggestion of using "terror," "assassination," "intimidation" or "land confiscations."

Summary: Fabricated quote, false source

Regarding Chomsky, as I've said in numberous occations, he is not wrong in some of his points, but he tends to generalize things and thus leading to misconcemptions about what is happening. He is always saying half truth and half his opinions (not facts).
But it you want to ask about a specific issue in the book, please let me know and I'll read it ...
well gabby, i thank you for you keep in touch with us,thank you for the spirit of discussing and exchanging,that is very important for our communication.i do not uak you to take what i say as self evident,it is not my quality too.i want to say say some thing i do not garantee you the pages as mentioned in books in papers,cause if you read by net you will find differences in pages etc.well do not beleive chomsky that just keep objective and analyse things in its globality, not in narrow way as do Alex
well some say ;jews were living in palestine since 1312 B.C..ok, if we should take these things as law.anglosaxons in USA ,should leave that land for its native populations, the same in canada, the same in latin america, the same in australia,the same in Europe.THE END that all this planet population are living in their origin lands, and native populations should back to their land and reject the new occupers,if we wanna follow the Zionists additions, palesine is the holy land for all the three religions.more t(han that, the palestinains were ,christians and jews before the coming of the islam,cause they could not be without religion, waiting for the coming of islam, just in my country, before the coming of islam our acecters were , christians and jews, some of them refused the new religion, and keep their religions, and others ,accept the new religion.
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