Monday, January 28, 2008

Poor, Starving Gazans

Once again, Israel is being being blamed for causing hardships to those in Gaza. There are claims of food shortages, blackouts due to Israel, and other hardships Israel is inflicting on Gaza.

Let's look at some of the hardships. Food first:

You don't need to be a math genius to figure out that if Gaza has a population of 1.5 million, as the authors also note, then 680,000 tons of flour a day come out to almost half a ton of flour per Gazan, per day.

Read more about at Solomonia's post, How Much Flour Can One Person Eat?

Let's move on to the blackouts in Gaza. Hamas chose to cut the power off and then had a field day as journalists were more than happy to spread the "hardships" of Israel reducing power and fuel to Gaza. Read more at Inept Palestinian Propaganda Fauxtography.

Palestinians facing riot police!!! Oops. False alarm. No reason to become outraged. It is just the Egyptians trying to protect their citizens, infrastructure, and sovereignty.

And Sandmonkey has further musings in his post Gaza Lessons and Facts.


Jack said...

The Sandmonkey always makes me chuckle.

shira said...


Same here.