Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Louis Michel blames Hamas

The EU's chief of humanitarian aid, former Belgian foreign minister Louis Michel, visited Gaza and southern Israel to assess the damage. While there, he said that Hamas bore overwhelming responsibility for the destruction. He also said Hamas was not a legitimate resistance movement since it targeted Israeli civilians. (Thanks to Smooth Stone.)

If Michel's not careful, he could be consigned to the same purgatory where the poor Czech spokesman went who said Israel acted in self-defense. On the other hand, maybe he's safe: he pledged more than $70 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza. A previous post pointed out that much of this money will likely find its way into the pockets of Hamas.

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