Schumer: It Makes Sense to ‘Strangle’ Gaza EconomicallySen Chuck Schumer's words about Gaza, delivered Wednesday at an Orthodox Union event, were coming back to haunt him via the Interweb on Friday, as video of Schumer declaring that it might be a good idea to (continued).
Sen. Chuck Schumer’s words about Gaza, delivered Wednesday at an Orthodox Union event, were coming back to haunt him via the Interweb on Friday, as video of Schumer declaring that it might be a good idea “to strangle [Gaza] economically” made its way around the blogosphere. –KA
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Think Progress via The Huffington Post:
New York’s senior senator explained that the current Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip — which is causing a humanitarian crisis there — is not only justified because it keeps weapons out of the Palestinian territory, but also because it shows the Palestinians living there that “when there’s some moderation and cooperation, they can have an economic advancement.” Summing up his feelings, Schumer emphasized the need to “to strangle them economically until they see that’s not the way to go”
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