Wednesday, January 07, 2009

ratzi and the gang throw down

"THE Gaza Strip has been turned into a "concentration camp" by two weeks of Israeli bombardments, said a senior Vatican official.

Cardinal Renato Martino, the Vatican's justice and peace minister, was quoted by the online Italian daily Il Sussidiario.

"Let's look at the conditions in Gaza: these increasingly resemble a big concentration camp," said Cardinal Martino.

Cardinal Martino said it was in neither parties interest to carry on fighting and urged both to show more willingness to hold peace talks.

"If they can't come to an agreement, then someone else should do it (for them). The world cannot sit back and watch without doing anything."

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1 comment:

thepoetryman said...

I should correct the Cardinal's last sentence-

"The world shouldn't sit back and watch without doing anyhing."

But, oddly enough, it would seem that "the world" can and is sitting back and watching without doing anything!

(My muse is on the front lines of Gaza as we speak and when she returns I expect to get several ears full...)