Great animated short on blockade of GazaMarch 5, 2009
Gisha, Legal Center for the Freedom of Movement, an Israeli non-profit organization, produced this powerful animated short, ‘Closed Zone’. They tapped the talent of Yoni Goodman, the animator of the award winning animated film ‘Waltz with Bashir’:
You can also watch the short video on the making of ‘Closed Zone’.
In the meantime, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is in the Middle East committing $900 million in aid to the Palestinians. The issue remains how the aid being purchased is to make it into the Gaza Strip to the people that need it. Secretary Clinton urged the Israeli government to allow more aid into the strip, but stopped short of asking for full, unhindered access. Israel, as a gesture, has agreed to let more aid in. Over 80% of the 1.5 million depend on aid from outside sources and the 100+/day trucks being allowed in are simply not enough to deal with the incredibly dire humanitarian situation.