World Bulletin / News Desk
Ex-US President Jimmy Carter is reported to be set to headline a fundraiser for the Gaza Strip organized by American Muslims.
The 89-year-old former president Carter is expected to be the featured guest speaker at an Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention in Detroit this weekend.
Carter, who is 2006 wrote a book that criticized Israel for enforcing a worse system of Apartheid than that which was witnessed in South Africa recently blamed Israel again for deliberately starting the current war with Gaza's Hamas government.
He also accused the Zionist state of working to block moves toward peace made by the Hamas government.
Writing for Foreign Policy, Carter said that it was time for the US and the EU to realize that Hamas 'is not just a military but also a political force' and that 'Hamas cannot be wished away.'
He also called for the 'partial' lifting of the seven-year-old sanctions and blockade on the Gaza Strip and to allow financial aid to reach the Hamas government so that teachers, police, and welfare and health workers could be paid to ensure 'a human standard of living.'Last Mod: 29 Ağustos 2014, 15:02