Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Gaza (1988)

Gaza is left in Our Hands (1988) Dry Bones cartoon - .
Today's Golden Oldie is from August 10, 1988.

Ten days earlier, on July 31, King Hussein of Jordan relinquished all claims to the "occupied territories" i.e. Judea and Samaria (on the West Bank and formerly controlled by Jordan), and the Gaza Strip (on the Mediterranean and formerly controlled by Egypt).

The King had dropped a hot potato in our laps. There was no longer a "Jordanian Option" for governing the "Palestinian" areas. In September of 2005 Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip, forcibly expelling all Jews. Israel would no longer occupy the territory ...and our kids would no longer be sent to patrol the mean streets of Gaza.

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Kids who were not born yet when I did today's cartoon are now in Gaza, not patrolling as occupiers, but fighting to defend the Jewish State against the unprovoked, and continuous cross-border Gazan missile attacks on Israel's towns, cities, and kibbutzim.

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