Luojie, «China Daily»
Robert Naiman na Truthout e na Just Foreign Policy escreve sobre a Marcha pela Liberdade em Gaza, para assinalar a invasão israelita de Janeiro, e dos esforços do governo egípcio para impedir que activistas de todo o mundo possam aproximar-se da fronteira este país e Gaza. Ao mesmo tempo assinala que a imprensa internacional praticamente ignorou a realização desta marcha.
No The Guardian, Jimmy Carter assina um artigo de opinião sobre Gaza, “Gaza must be rebuilt now”:
[…] I have discussed ways to assist the citizens of Gaza with a number of Arab and European leaders and their common response is that the Israeli blockade makes any assistance impossible. Donors point out that they have provided enormous aid funds to build schools, hospitals and factories, only to see them destroyed in a few hours by precision bombs and missiles. Without international guarantees, why risk similar losses in the future?
It is time to face the fact that, for the past 30 years, no one nation has been able or willing to break the impasse and induce the disputing parties to comply with international law. We cannot wait any longer. Israel has long argued that it cannot negotiate with terrorists, yet has had an entire year without terrorism and still could not negotiate. President Obama has promised active involvement of the US government, but no formal peace talks have begun and no comprehensive framework for peace has been proposed. Individually and collectively, the world powers must act.
[…] Without ascribing blame to any of the disputing parties, the Quartet also should begin rebuilding Gaza by organising relief efforts under the supervision of an active special envoy, overseeing a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and mediating an opening of the crossings. The cries of homeless and freezing people demand immediate relief.