The EuroThugs Strike Again
The European Union accuses Israel of "collectively punishing the inhabitants of Gaza." The European commissioner of Foreign Relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, did not mince her words and called on Israel to renew its deliveries of fuel and reopen the crossing points of the Gaza Strip.Several lies are circulating in regard to Israel-Gaza relations:
L'Union européenne accuse Israël de "punir collectivement les habitants de Gaza." La commissaire européenne aux Relations extérieures, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, n'a pas maché ses mots et a appelé à Israël à renouveler ses livraisons de carburant et à rouvrir les points de passages de la Bande de Gaza.
1- that Gaza is "Israeli-occupied territory." Israeli soldiers are not there and do not control life there. Gaza is controlled by fanatic Islamist movement, Hamas, which believes in worldwide jihad since it is a part of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is much similar to the Nazis in its ideology. But it is franker than the Nazis were in their time. Article 7 of the Hamas charter clearly expresses a hope to exterminate the Jews. It quotes the medieval Muslim fable that at the End of Days, the Muslims will fight and kill the Jews. The Jews will hide behind rocks and trees. The rocks and trees will cry out: O Muslim, a Jew is hiding behind me. Come kill him.
Apparently, Hamas' Nazi character does not dissuade the EU and its member governments form dealing with it. Norway established direct, diplomatic relations with Hamas early last year. The UK intelligence agent, Alistair Crooke, was assigned by PM Tony Blair to collaborate with Hamas as far back as 2002, if not earlier. Many EU voices call for full, open collaboration with Hamas
2- Israel's cut off of fuel supplies caused lights to go out in Gaza. This is a lie. First of all, the generators in Gaza produced only about 25% of Gaza's consumption of electricity. The rest of the electricity used there has been coming from the Israeli and Egyptian electricity companies. The direct supply of electricity from Israel and Egypt was not cut off. Hamas shut down the generator itself and blamed Israel. It successfully pulled off a show for the worldwide audience, what with the candlelight procession with its similarity to Western peace demonstrations for peace and conscience, etc. The Western TV media that I have seen [BBC & France24] collaborated with Hamas' fraud, failing to point out that most of the electricity in Gaza was not cut off.
Anyhow, why should Israel supply fuel to those who are trying to murder Israelis? Who want to destroy Israel?
Here is the Jerusalem Post's editorial comment on the situation. Meryl Yourish gives some background exposing the Hamas/MSM fraud.