Thursday, June 21, 2012

Why Are Gazans Tunneling To The Sea--Did They Get Lost On The Way To Egypt?

The Occupied Palestine blog is claiming that Twelve Injured In Tunnel Accident:
Palestinian medical sources reported that twelve residents were wounded, on Thursday before noon, after a siege-busting tunnel collapsed, east of the Sheikh Zayed area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
We know from past experience how easily Occupied Palestine tosses words around. Is this really a case of a "siege-busting tunnel" collapsing?

If the purpose of the tunnel is to mitigate the Israeli siege by getting goods from Egypt--why is this tunnel located "east of the Sheikh Zayed area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip"? Are Gazans suddenly tunneling to the Mediterranean Sea?

Or is it more likely that the purpose of the tunnel had nothing to do with breaking the siege, but instead was intended to attack Israel or kidnap Israeli soldiers?

Keep in mind this is the same Occupied Palestine blog that earlier this week rushed to claim that 2 year old Hadeed Al-Haddad was a Shaheed, a martyr, before it was discovered she was killed by a terrorist rocket.

Another false claim by Occupied Palestine is also debunked:
The siege has left Gazan hospitals out of basic and specialized supplies and equipment, an issue that has led to the death of more than 400 patients, including infants and children.
Putting aside the fact that the Israeli siege started after the bloody Hamas coup that drove Abbas and the Palestinian Authority out of Gaza, and that the purpose of the siege is to block weapons that Hamas fires at Israeli civilians.

The fact is that Israel does provide medical supplies to Gaza:
Israel allows the passage of all medicine and medical equipment purchased by the Palestinian Authority. There are no Israeli restrictions on the amount or type of medications transferred to Gaza. There is a lack of medicine, but it is not due to Israeli restrictions. The reason for this is the low health care budget of the Palestinian Authority.

...We know there is a lack of medical supplies in Gaza. The budget allocated by the PA to health care in Gaza is far less than it needs to be. To address this problem, we give Palestinian patients the option of seeking treatment in Israel, East Jerusalem or in Judea and Samaria. These treatments are supported by the PA and coordinated by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories of the IDF.
Facts like these don't speak well of the known corruption of both the Hamas terrorists and the Palestinian Authority--known for their corruption, so Occupied Palestine is happy to parrot the company line that gets Hamas off the hook.

The fact remains: the Arabs are responsible for the problem they created.

Hat tip: YM

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