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Leta 70 je rimska vojska zavzela in zrušila območje Bližnjega vzhoda, kjer so prebivali Judje. Zato so se razselili po vsem svetu, njihovo zemljo pa so poselili Arabci. Po 1. svetovni vojni so začeli od njih kupovati zemljo, po 2. pa so ustanovili svojo državo Izrael, ki je Arabci ne priznajo. Zato je od tedaj med Judi in Arabci vojno stanje, ki je zdaj izbruhnilo v pravo krvavo vojno, razlagata sociologa Tine in Spomenka Hribar. Vir: Profimedia
Leta 70 je rimska vojska zavzela in zrušila območje Bližnjega vzhoda, kjer so prebivali Judje. Zato so se razselili po vsem svetu, njihovo zemljo pa so poselili Arabci. Po 1. svetovni vojni so začeli od njih kupovati zemljo, po 2. pa so ustanovili svojo državo Izrael, ki je Arabci ne priznajo. Zato je od tedaj med Judi in Arabci vojno stanje, ki je zdaj izbruhnilo v pravo krvavo vojno, razlagata sociologa Tine in Spomenka Hribar. Vir: Profimedia

War in the Middle East: Warnings of widening conflict

Bad news about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian armed group, Hamas – it is intensifying.

Slovenija - Palestina. Vir: Google Earth
Source: Google Earth

Next week there could be a six-week truce in the territory shared by Jews and Arabs, including Palestinians.

Israel expects the release of the hostages, while Hamas expects the release of its members from prison.

More than 25,000 Palestinians are said to have died as a result of the war. Humanitarian organizations warn of the population’s great hardships.

Israel is denying the access of convoys to Gaza.

In February they received half as much aid as the month before, emphasizes Philippe Lazzarini, head of the UN agency for aid to Palestinian refugees. If they wanted to feed two million people, they would have to increase it.

Many distance themselves from the actions of their representatives.

They warn that the actions of the Israeli government should not be equated with all Israelis, and that of Hamas should not be attributed to all Palestinians.

Therefore, they should not be punished collectively.

The commissioner says that everything must be done to prevent this.

Glossary

A veto is the right to oppose the adoption of a decision. The five permanent members of the Security Council have it.

A convoy is a group of vehicles that drive together for safety.

To distance oneself means to express a disapproving point of view.

Collective punishment is the punishment of an entire group of people for the actions of individuals.

Points to Consider

  1. How can we help in humanitarian crises?
  2. What does the Latin saying “Peace is better than the most just war” mean?
  3. Is it good that some countries have a veto?

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The original version of this article was published on 5th March.

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