British Red Cross head of international finance, Andy Brimelaw, is visiting the Palestine Red Crescent to report on how the money has been spent. He will be twittering about his trip.www.redcross.org.uk/twitterfor anyone who donated money to the Disasters Emergency Committee Gaza Campaign as detailed in this post.
Also, hot on the heels of the Israeli military, after a two week investigation, declaring that there were no war crimes committed in Gaza, despite evidence to the contrary, and the testimony of their own soldiers (view this post and this post), there comes news that:
... Israeli policies have been criticised by the Czech Republic, which currently holds the EU presidency.Well, good. Though many people say that the situation can only ever improve in Israel and Palestine if the United States comes on board, considering the huge amount of aid they provide Israel with, and the almost blanket support of Israel in that country's mainstream press.
A planned EU-Israel summit is unlikely to take place in the next three months, Karel Schwarzenberg said on Tuesday.
"We are not happy with some of the steps of the Israeli government, namely construction works close to Jerusalem but also access to Gaza, which is today very limited," the Czech daily Lidove Noviny quoted Schwarzenberg as saying. [My emphasis]