Tuesday, February 16, 2010

US Congressman Calls for Breaking Gaza Blockade

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- U.S. Rep. Brian Baird says the United States should break Israel's blockade of Gaza and deliver badly needed supplies by sea.

The Washington Democrat, who is not running for re-election, told Gaza students Sunday that ships should bring supplies to the beach and deliver them to United Nations agencies.

He also said President Barack Obama's Mideast envoy should visit the Hamas-ruled territory to get a first-hand look at the destruction caused by Israeli's military offensive last year.

The Obama administration shuns Hamas because the Islamic militant group refuses to recognize Israel or renounce violence.

Israel allows humanitarian supplies and food into Gaza, but has kept out cement and other building supplies.

Source article can be found here.

P.S. Notice that he's not running for re-election. Think he'd have a snowball's chance of being re-elected were he running?

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