Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Gaza in desperate need of humanitarian aid? Not so much

Courtesy of the msm, and the self-styled 'peace activists', we are all led to believe that life in Gaza is hell on earth. Terrible shortages, and deprivation of basic human needs, are rampant in Gaza, we are told.

Not so much, according to an article I found this morning:

A Tale of Two Worlds: Gaza and the Global Village

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Readers, please note: Some of the pictures in this article are upsetting.

Gaza Arabs’ life expectancy is well above average, and infant mortality rates are far higher in famine-plagued countries, but world aid continues to pour in to the Hamas-controlled region, according to official data.

Yet Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is asking U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday for more aid, in addition to the billons of dollars of foreign funds the PA has received the past few years. He has cited Israel’s partial blockade of Gaza as the main cause for alleged shortages in Gaza and in villages administered by the United Nations in Judea and Samaria.

Recent photos and statements by Arab sources deny any shortage of food or merchandise in Gaza. [Be sure to check that link.]

The Israeli government recently sent foreign journalists a link showing a fancy first-class restaurant in Gaza, noting "we have been told the beef stroganoff and cream of spinach soup are highly recommended."

A video follows]

Statistics provided by the United Nations and the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) show that while famine kills millions of small children in India (pictured), Guatemala and Africa, among other nations, the child mortality rate for Arab "refugees” is 35 per 1,000, compared with 180 per 1,000 in Angola and 116 in Niger.

The term "Palestinian refugees" refers to children who are descendants of Arabs who fled Israel in the 1948 War of Independence and the Six-Day War in 1967. Lebanon and Jordan, among other countries, prefer to keep the Arabs in “refugee camps” to prevent their integrating with the rest of the population, where they might pose a political challenge.

World hunger organizations report that 10-15 million below the age of 5 die each year, and 50,000 people die daily. One-third of all deaths in the world are due to poverty.

The life expectancy for Gaza Arabs is 72 years, nearly five years more than the world average, according to CIA World Factbook statistics. In Swaziland, the life expectancy is less than 40 years, and it is 42 years in Zambia.

What's that expression: 'None so blind, as those that will not see'?????

Go read the rest of this enlightening column here. Graphic evidence that Gaza really "needs" the humanitarian aid along the lines of what I showed you here.

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