morning, Jan. 21, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said: “Let the Gazans
walk!” He was responding to condemnation from Cairo, Arab nations and
the European Union over Israel’s cut-down of fuel supplies and closure
of the Gaza crossings last week under the Palestinians heavy blitz of
Yet Monday night, defence minister Ehud Barak gave a “one-time” order to
resume the heavy fuel and medicines deliveries to the Gaza Strip. He
thus surrendered to the pressure drummed up by Hamas’ highly telegenic
humanitarian crisis that never was.