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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The 'humanitarian crises' in Gaza

Over the last several months, the cries about a coming 'humanitarian crisis' in Gaza from various UN agencies have become so frequent that I started to ignore them. They've become like Chicken Little's complaints that the sky is falling. I have long suspected that the 'humanitarian crises' were being caused by 'Palestinian' actions. It's worse than that. Today, an IDF colonel told the Jerusalem Post that the 'Palestinians' are actually purposely creating 'humanitarian crises' in a bid for world sympathy for their cause.
On Sunday night, Gaza's Shifa Hospital claimed that due to tight Israeli restrictions on imports into Gaza, it had run out of anesthetic for surgeries, and as a result had canceled all but the most critical procedures.

In an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Monday, [head of the Gaza Coordination Liaison Administration (CLA) Col. Nir] Press dismissed the claims and said that in a meeting he held Sunday afternoon with Palestinian Health Ministry officials he was informed that the hospitals were running "low" on the anesthetic. On Monday morning, less than 24 hours after making the request, Israel transferred 151 nitrous oxide gas balloons to Shifa Hospital.

"It is the Palestinians' responsibility to order the supplies," Press said, noting that despite the daily rocket attacks on Israeli towns - on Monday 10 rockets and shells pounded the western Negev - Israel continued to transfer medical goods and supplies into Gaza whenever they were ordered.

Press said that orders were usually placed by the Palestinians days in advance and that Sunday's sudden announcement "was a spin by Hamas and an attempt to put pressure on Israel by creating a humanitarian crisis."

He said that the incident resembled Palestinian claims a few months ago that due to Israeli restrictions on the crossings they ran out of gas needed to operate the Gaza power plant and as a result large parts of the Strip were left without electricity for several days. Also then, Press said, Hamas unnecessarily disrupted Palestinian civilians' lives to try to create an image that a humanitarian crisis was developing in Gaza.

"These are examples of how Hamas wants to create humanitarian crisis," he explained. "They wait until the last moment and then tell us they are running out of supplies so they can create this image of a crisis."
Read the whole thing and find out who's training a new generation of 'Palestinian' doctors. You won't be surprised.


At 3:53 PM, Blogger Concerned UCI Student said...

Anybody think this sounds a little like Munchausen's Syndrome?


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