Friday, August 17, 2007

UN: Gaza risks economic collapse

How long will the UN have to go on making statements of this kind and the world sits idly by?

"The Gaza Strip is in danger of a general economic collapse, unless Karni crossing, the main point of entry for commercial goods into the territory, is reopened soon."

The assistant deputy commissioner general of the UNRWA went on,

“Gaza risks becoming a virtually 100 percent aid-dependent, closed-down and isolated community within a matter of months or even weeks,” said Filippo Grandi. “The window of opportunity in which we can address this most urgent situation is small and fast closing.”

1.49 million Palestinians in Gaza. 100 percent aid-dependent. Is anyone reading this?