Tuesday, January 22, 2008

THE APOLOGISTS






[Pictured above - Israeli victims of the daily barrages of rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists into Israel which go largely unreported by certain segments of the mainstream media]

"The jihadists of Gaza fire rockets into Israel's Ashkelon power station day and night for months, aiming to knock it out. They do this even though the same plant is the source of most of their (Gazan) electricity. Finally after months of this appalling terrorist warfare, Israel says 'enough'. It doesn't stop supplying power to Gaza but it cuts back on fuel supplies to the Strip. The jihadist Hamas regime then shuts down its own small power station, plunging the entire area into darkness, announces that babies are dying because of the absence of power, and cries to the world that the Israelis did it." Electric wars - a sad tale of two realities. Israel's attempts to avoid responsibility for blacking out Gaza City.

The BBC World News fell for this latest piece of Palestinian PR hook, line and sinker and it even happened to have a reporter in place and conducting an interview for the dramatic Pallywood moment when the lights went out. The scene was stage managed better than some of the melodramas that have been coming out of the BBC lately.

Predictably, the Melbourne Age fallen into line on cue today with UN points finger at Israel over Gaza blackout [aka unofficial press release by the newspaper of the Southern Hamasphere]. The source for the nonsensical claim that Israel was attempting to avoid responsibility for blacking out Gaza City was a "senior official of the UN refugee agency UNRWA". The same UNWRA which has in the past been exposed for employing members of Hamas - Terror on the UN Payroll?. The UNWRA official would of course know better than the people who actually supply the fuel (and who can quote details of supply to a fraction of a megawatt) and whose employees risk their lives under terrorist rocket attacks to deliver it.

The UNWRA man would also know better than the Israel Foreign Ministry spokesman who stated that the "supply of electricity to Gaza from the Israel and the Egyptian power grids (124 Megawatts and 17 Megawatts respectively) has continued uninterrupted. These 141 Megawatts of power represents about three quarters of Gaza's electricity needs. While the fuel supply from Israel into Gaza has indeed been reduced, due to the Hamas rocket attacks, the diversion of this fuel from domestic power generators to other uses is wholly a Hamas decision - apparently taken due to media and propaganda considerations".

Perhaps the UNWRA man can also point to one other country which has, in the history of wars, provided more energy supplies and humanitarian supplies to an enemy dedicated to wiping it off the face of the earth than Israel has for the Palestinians?

Is that the best that the Fairfax apologist for the thug master terrorists who are destroying Gaza, its people and the prospects for peace with its neighbour can do?

POSTSCRIPT: Now the Palestine Press Agency is reporting that Hamas is forcing bakeries in Gaza to close - even though they have enough supplies to stay open for a month (autotranslated, and cleaned up by Elder of Ziyon).

In other words, here is confirmation from a Palestinian newsagency corroborating Israel's claim that Hamas is orchestrating a massive propaganda fraud with the assistance of friends within the media. As Elder of Ziyon points out "this story in particular is consistent with how we have seen Hamas act in the past, as well as earlier reports that Hamas has confiscated fuel meant for hospitals for its own use."

The scandal worsens and the apologists keep on keeping on ...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

O'Loughlin's propaganda piece proves the truth of every word Greg Sheridan wrote in his Plucky Israel article. The Age is an obedient servant of Hamas in its war on Israel and the Jews.

Anonymous said...

What an appalling lie! The man's reporting completely shuns daily barrages of missiles at Jews and then he has the gall to back attempts to prevent Israel from defending its own citizens.

If those terrorists in Gaza stopped firing their missiles into Israel and at humanitarian checkpoints bringing aid to the people of Gaza, there would be no need for the Israelis to take action such as limiting the power supply in the first place.

This idiot is shilling for murderers.

George said...

Mr. Ed is redefining Chutzpah. I wonder if his grandfather sat him on his knees and told him stories about how the British used to drop food parcels to the poor starving German civilians in Dresden?

Gulliver_on_tour said...

How does your little UNWRA pimp mate explain this O'Loughlin?

Hamas seizes fuel meant for hospitals (from PalPress):

One of the owners of petrol stations in the Gaza Strip this evening said to our correspondent that Hamas beyond the law in the Gaza Strip by the seizure of a large quantity of fuel had entered the Gaza Strip.

The source confirmed "one of the fuel stations", who asked not to be identified: "These quantities seized by Hamas was necessary to cover the needs of hospitals, where Hamas [is taking them and using them for] putting them in camps in the Gaza Strip for use in Hamas leadership lighting and ceiling space, and houses of Hamas leaders and security headquarters only."

* And now Hamas is anxiously awaiting people dying in Gaza hospitals whose deaths they can blame on Israel.

UN Observer said...

John Ging is not a "senior UN official". He is an UNWRA aide whose position is the Gaza director of the United Nations refugee agency. The man is a frightened wimp who will say anything he is told to say by Hamas. He drives around in an armoured vehicle and last year a group of thugs fired 14 bullets at his vehicle whilst it was returning returning to Gaza from Israel through the Erez checkpoint in his clearly marked United Nations vehicle. Since that experience he has been an obedient lapdog of Hamas. Any journalist worth his salt would know this but O'Loughlin has still chosen to paint him as a senior UN official who would know exactly what the Israelis have or have not supplied and as a person who is able to contradict Israeli Foreign Minisrty officials who insist supply of electricity to Gaza from the Israel and the Egyptian power grids (124 Megawatts and 17 Megawatts respectively) has continued uninterrupted.