Saturday, January 03, 2009


Marty Peretz in The New Republic writes about the lies being disseminated about Gaza. In the Arab world, the word "genocide" is used freely to describe what is happening in the Gaza Strip but, of course, there is no genocide in Sudan - The Truth About Gaza:

"This lying also extends to details that can be quickly checked by reporters who don't.

Would you not think that, with the hysteria about starvation, you'd see some bloated bellies on the TV? Instead, you see healthy children and strong young men in the rituals of resistance.

And sneakers. You have to look closely at the sneakers, seemingly new and, of course, costly.

In the midst of all this catastrophe propaganda there are some facts. These were provided to me by Jacob Dallal, an old and trusted friend who happens to work for the spokesman's unit of the I.D.F. He has been my informant in several comparable situations: he has never told me a lie or even a fib.
  • Today (Wed.), 93 truckloads with 2,500 tons of food and medical supplies were transferred to Gaza.

  • Since the beginning of the operation in Gaza Saturday, 6,500 tons of food and medicine were transferred to Gaza.

  • The World Food Program has informed Israel that they will not be resuming shipment of food into Gaza because their warehouses are at full capacity, with enough supplies for at least 2 weeks.

  • 12 Palestinians from Gaza entered Israel today (Wed.) for medical treatment."

So while UNWRA tells us there is a humanitarian crisis in Gaza as a result of Israel's so-called "siege" of Gaza (which is in fact part of a much wider initiative against the thugs of Hamas) and parts of the media and handwringing letter writers drone on ad infinitim about "stavation" and even "genocide" and crazed cartoonists hateful and deceptive images about the Israelis who are the only people on earth willing to feed citizens of its enemies, the World Food Program (which should know better) has plenty of supplies of food and doesn't want more shipped in at this stage.

What more do you need to prove that UNWRA is a totally corrupt and shameful tool for the Hamas propaganda machine and that the deception being perpetrated by its lies and repeated endlessly in the media constitutes a danger to the Palestinian people.

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