Big Lie of the "Free Gaza" Flotilla -- Gaza Gets Tons of Food Everyday
Anti-Zionism is the anti-imperialism of fools
Here is a video showing Gaza's well-stocked open air food markets and shopping centers. Cellular phones and autos abound. The bourgeois [petit-bourgeois if you like] lifestyle is alive and well in the Gaza Strip.
The yearly billions in foreign aid that the Strip receives do a lot to promote consumption. The Gaza standard of living is on average notably higher than in the typical Egyptian village. Can you find poor people in Gaza? Probably. You can also find them in London, Paris and New York. Why not compare the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets in New York or Paris with the proportionately comparative number in Gaza. Probably fewer homeless in Gaza. On the other hand, I stayed on the Boulevard Richard LeNoir in Paris a few years ago. In the middle of this broad boulevard is a wide pedestrian island-cum-public park. Once a week or more often, a soup kitchen was set up in this park for the homeless and other poor folk. Those succoring the poor were giving out a kind of thick, congealed green substance that may have wanted to be pea soup. In any case, it must have been edible because a hundred or more people lined up for the food every time it was given out. As far as I know, Gaza does not have that.
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Here is a video [here]
Who is behind the current "Free Gaza Flotilla"? They're not a darling little group of sweet, innocuous pacifists. The main organizers are Muslim Brotherhood personalities, assisted by the US-based pro-Arab group, the ISM [international solidarity movement] [see here].
Daled Amos on the real purpose of the "free gaza flotilla." Quotes Adam Shapiro of the ISM (for solidarity with Nazis) [here]
Elder of Ziyyon on why the Dutch journalists, who wanted to embed with the "freedom flotilla", have quit (Elder presents a google translation of a Dutch press article) [here]. One of the journalists who quit was of Muslim origin herself [Hasna Maroudi]. Fund-raiser for the Dutch "freedom flotilla" boat was the Dutch rep of Hamas --Amin Abou Rashed-- who cooperated with other Muslim Brotherhood figures, and is seen in a photo with the notorious Muslim hate preacher on al-Jazeera, Yusuf al-Qaradhawi [their photo together in the original article here]. Al-Qaradhawi came back to Egypt for the first time in years after Mubarak's overthrow, thanks in part to Obama's support for bringing the anti-democratic Muslim Brotherhood into a future "democratic govt" of Egypt. Bear in mind that the Muslim Brotherhood rejects democracy and human rights in principle.
CAMERA refers to the Dutch journalist story and links to a professional translation of an article in Trouw [here][thanx to NGO Monitor]
NGO Monitor argues that the "freedom flotilla" will not bring peace. Of course not, guys, it's not supposed to bring to bring peace. Peace is not its purpose [here].
NGO Monitor has a translation from the Dutch De Telegraaf online news site [here] & from Trouw [here also linked to indirectly above through CAMERA]
Can you ever satisfy the Arabs and their friends? A Euro-funded, pro-Arab [pro-Fatah & Hamas] group called Gisha complains that Gaza's problem is not the inability to bring in food but the ability to export food and other goods [here].
Here is a video [here] showing a line of big trucks bringing supplies into Gaza through the crossing from Israel at Kerem Shalom near the Egyptian border with Israel and Gaza. The initials A.R.E. on some large boxes of refrigerators stand for Arab Republic of Egypt. That is, Gaza is importing refrigerators from Egypt. Remember that on the whole, Gazans have a higher standard of living than the average Egyptian.
6-4-2011 Belgian flotilla contingent going home due to disappointment with flotilla leadership & other reasons [here in Flemish]. This after Dutch journalists left because of humiliating treatment at hands of flotilla, as well as finding out that a Hamas operative was the flotilla's chief organizer. Dutch-Moroccan pro-flotilla militant changes her position and leaves Athens for Holland [here in Dutch]
New city to be built in Gaza [here, in Arabic, use google translator]
Melanie Philips quotes a flotilla leader [of ISM] who admits that the purpose of the flotilla is not humanitarian but political, aiming to open up Gaza port to any cargo that Hamas wants to bring in. That implies that the ISM and the "gaza freedom flotilla" are meant to enable Hamas bring in heavy weapons without any interference. Iran has already sent ships to bring heavy weapons to Gaza.[here too].
Tom Gross shows us pix of fun on the beach at Gaza [here]. The Flotilloonies might enjoy dipping their feet into the sea on the Gaza beach.
Alice Walker promises to deliver LOVE to Gaza, and explains that she is going there because she loves children & trees, etc. [video here] [NOTE: She does not love Israeli children in southern Israel who live at the mercy of Hamas rockets].