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Gaza


AUTHOR:  José SARAMAGO

Translated by  Mary Rizzo


 The letters UN, everyone knows, stand for United Nations Organisation, that is to say, in light of what reality shows us, an organisation of nothing, or far too little. Able to affirm this would be the Palestinians, who are reaching the end of all their reserves of food, where what little food that remained could be had. It is that way because the Israeli siege imposed this upon them, as they evidently decided to condemn the 750 thousand persons registered as refugees to starvation. Bread is already a thing of the past, flour is scarce, oil, lentils and sugar are about to follow the same destiny. Since 9 December, the lorries of the Agency of the United Nations, stocked with food, have been waiting just for the Israeli army to give them the permission to enter into the Gaza Strip, an authorisation that will once again be denied or postponed until the final desperation and final exasperation of the starving Palestinians. United Nations? United? Counting upon the complicity or the cowardice of the international community, Israel scoffs at the resolutions, decisions and protests and does exactly as it wants, whenever and however it wants. It has come to the point of prohibiting the entrance of books and musical instruments, as if these are products that will endanger the security of Israel. If it was possible to kill through the ridiculous, there would not be one single politician or one single Israeli soldier alive, soldiers who are specialised in cruelty, hold university degrees in scorn, persons who look at the world from the altar of their insolence which stands as the base of their education. We can better understand their Biblical God now that we know his followers. Jehova or Yahweh, or whatever he’s called, is a vengeful and ferocious god that the Israelis keep permanently modern.


Carlos Latuff


Source: Gaza


Original article published on 22/12/2008

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Mary Rizzo is a member of Tlaxcala, the network of translators for linguistic diversity. This translation may be reprinted as long as the content remains unaltered, and the source, author, translator and reviser are cited.

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