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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The sky is falling

For those who have not figured it out yet, I am traveling tonight. In fact, I should start boarding shortly.

The United Nations' humanitarian aid coordinator is claiming that Gaza will be 'unliveable' by 2020. His solution? As usual, more foreign money.
Gaza will no longer be "liveable" by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water supply, power, health, and schooling, the United Nations' most comprehensive report on the Palestinian enclave said on Monday.

"Action needs to be taken now if Gaza is to be a liveable place in 2020 and it is already difficult now," UN humanitarian coordinator Maxwell Gaylard told journalists when the report was released on Monday.

Five years into an Israeli blockade supported by Egypt, and living under one-party rule, Gaza's population of 1.6 million is set to rise by 500,000 over the next eight years, say the authors of the UN's most wide-ranging report on the territory.

Gaza has one the youngest populations in the world, with 51 percent of people under the age of 18.

"Action needs to be taken right now on fundamental aspects of life: water sanitation, electricity, education, health and other aspects," Gaylard said.
Some people would say that Gaza is unlivable now because of Hamas. But throwing more money at it isn't going to solve anything. And things aren't as bad as they are made out to be. Nor is Gaza's population likely to rise by a third over the next eight years. The last time I checked, it's populated by people and not by rabbits. This report is a load of nonsense.

Oh, and by the way, it might help if they spent money on something other than terrorism.

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At 5:05 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

They absolutely should develop their own infrasture. ASAP. And Israel needs to announce a hard time line they will stop providing those services. They want a country? OK, now run your own electricity, water and sewer, pick up your own trash and do all those mundane things everyone else does. And if the UN EU think that's better served by THEM paying for it or even doing and operating all those things for them, on their own dime, until the end of time, fine. Do it. Here and now the dare to the Gazans should be "We challenge you to do the slightest thing to move the ball foreward on your own behalf. You don't even have to do it yourselves, you just have to stop being a drain on Israel for free. Go be bums on someone else. I dare you."

At 7:14 PM, Blogger mrzee said...

" Gaza's population of 1.6 million is set to rise by 500,000 over the next eight years"

I wonder if that takes in to account the ongoing genocide


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