Israel Won't Let Humanitarian Crisis Erupt in Gaza

[Ha'aretz] Barak Ravid, Avi Issacharoff, and Amos Harel - Israel will not allow a humanitarian crisis to erupt in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen on Monday. "We will provide the population with everything needed to prevent a crisis," said Olmert. "Hamas is firing on the power station that supplies electricity to Gaza. That is simply crazy," he told Verhagen, adding, "What would the Dutch government do if it were being fired on daily?" "We won't allow the Palestinians to fire on us and destroy life in Sderot, while in Gaza life is going on as usual."

2008-01-21 01:00:00

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