The statement made by the U.N’s special rapporteur, John Dugard described Gaza as a prison where the Israelis hold the keys. According to him, the ‘Palestinian people are punished for having democratically elected a regime unacceptable to Israel, the U.S. and the EU".
Last week, the Pope was criticised for making comments which would offend Islam and cause violence. Further, a new intelligence leak has blamed US led war on terror for the rise of Islamism.
There seems to be a familiar theme which runs though these arguments. It is never their fault, someone else is to blame.
I have repeated this on this site before that, every country has the right to democratically elect its leader. However, it does not give that country the right to have friendly relations with other countries. For example, If Britain elected a BNP government, it would be absurd for the British Government to demand friendship from African countries. Thus, whilst the Palestinians have a right to elect their leaders, they cannot expect to receive aid from countries their government despises.