Gaza is under seige they tell me. An unjust blockade of the most vital basic nessecities. Life itself in the prison camp called the The Strip has been reduced to a bare struggle for the Palestinian-in-the-Streets’ survival…Loud sound of a record album being pulled off a record player (yes, I know this dates me)
There is something wrong with this picture Virginia! All is not as it is being presented to us regarding the situation in Gaza.
But what about the starving Palestinians, the empty shops, the crumbling infrastructure with no materials for repairs you ask? Surely THAT is a sure sign the Israelis are horribly unfair?
It would be Virginian, if that were the whole picture; come with me on a journey to a far, far land only told of by UN officials, activists and terror-friendly press called Gaza City. From our friendly tourist guide, the CIA World Factbook we can find out some interesting information about this “people undergoing genocide” called the Palestinians: The Gaza strip is 360 sq km is area with a population over 1.6 million; it has an overall population density 1.3 times that of Washington, DC! It is a “stone’s throw” from any neighborhood to any other. Let us look at the squallor that the mean and nasty Israelis enforce upon the “refugees“…
Ooops! I am sorry, that is a picture from the website of the Roots luxury dining complex in Gaza city. Even those who are against the blockade are hard pressed to justify their support for Hamas:
“Meanwhile, tunnels built under the Gaza-Egypt border haul in scarce goods at inflated prices, enriching smugglers and Hamas, which taxes the trade. Gaza markets are filled with smuggled products like chocolate sauce and shiny children’s shoes that most residents cannot afford.
Hamas officials have used smuggled cement to rebuild the notorious Ansar prison where they detain their rivals, and are currently building a shopping center.”
Now where did I put those pictures of the other “Palestinians”? Oh, here they are:
You can be sure that Hamas won’t be staging any attacks in the Roots complex; someone who matters might get hurt!