The people stuck in Gaza will suffer. Israel and Hamas are using the Palestinian people as bargaining chips. Energy Minister Israel Katz said that there will be no humanitarian aid to Gaza until Hamas releases the Israeli hostages. “No electrical switch will be turned on, no water hydrant will be opened and no fuel truck will enter until the Israeli abductees are returned home,” he urged.
This is merely fighting terrorism with additional acts of terror. Israel’s allies are in full support. Yet, Russia’s attack on Ukraine’s infrastructure was considered a war crime by the international community. “Cutting off men, women and children of water, electricity and heating with winter coming – these are acts of pure terror,” EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said last October. Europe is following America’s lead and blindly pledging full support to Israel and becoming embedded in a conflict that is not their own.
This originally appeared on Armstrong Economics.