|How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe|
Author: Avi Shlaim
Publication date and info: 7 January 2009
Cited by: David Price 0:11 AM Thursday 8 January 2009 GMT
Also cited at: 9237, 9238, 9239, 9241, 9242
|Excerpt / Summary|
"The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of the June 1967 war had very little to do with security and everything to do with territorial expansionism. The aim was to establish Greater Israel through permanent political, economic and military control over the Palestinian territories. And the result has been one of the most prolonged and brutal military occupations of modern times."