The Israeli Embassy in Madrid has recently been received hundreds of schoolchildren’s letters protesting against Tel Aviv’s conduct toward the Palestinians.
One letter directed at Israel’s ambassador in Madrid, Rafael Shotz, asked, “How many Palestinians have you murdered today?”
Another read, “Mr. Ambassador, you should think about not killing the Palestinian children and elderly. I don’t know if it doesn’t bother you, having to murder people. You should leave Palestine.”
Israel has blockaded all border crossings to the Gaza Strip for more than two years. The illegal Israeli imposed blockade on the Gaza Strip, which has steadily tightened since 2007, has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the coastal enclave.
Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education. Poverty and unemployment rates stand at approximately 80% and 60% respectively in the Gaza Strip.
Three weeks of Israeli air strikes and a ground incursion into the Gaza between late December 2008 and early January 2009 resulted in the death of over 1400 people — mainly women and children.
The carnage also inflicted more than $1.6 billion of damage on Gaza’s economy.