Skip to comments.Palestinians Being Evicted in Gaza
Posted on 11/10/2014 5:21:21 AM PST by SJackson
Gazans are being evicted from their homes, a curfew has been imposed, and a crossing that enables Gazans to leave has been closed. Yet the world is silent. Strange, is it not?
Hundreds of residents along one of Gazas borders have suddenly been ordered to evacuate, on just two days notice. Their homes are to be demolished. There is no talk of compensation. Why isnt the United Nations Security Council denouncing this outrage?
Because it is the Egyptian government, and not Israels, that is doing the evicting. See the New York Times, October 28 edition.
The Egyptians have decided they need a buffer zone along their border with Gaza. They dont trust the Hamas regime, which they say has been assisting terrorists who have been attacking Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai. Apparently Cairo does not accept the Obama Administration scripted fiction that the new Hamas-PA government is run by technocrats. Egypt understands that a Hamas-appointed technocrat is, first and foremost, a functionary of Hamas.
Of course, the Egyptians could establish their buffer zone along their own side of the border, without evicting anyone. But why should they yield their own territory when it is Hamas creating the menace? So they are kicking out Gazans who reside along the border, and setting up a buffer zone that will be nine miles long, and with water-filled trenches that will be more than 500 yards wide thats half a kilometer, or five football fields.
Yet nary a word of protest from the White House, nor any suggestion of delaying any U.S. arms deliveries to Egypt.
Thats not all. In response to the recent attacks in Sinai, the Egyptians have imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew all along the Egypt-Gaza border. In other words, no resident of that part of Gaza can leave his or her home after dark, for any reason.
Yet Thomas Friedman has not written any columns in the New York Times with heart-rending stories about Gaza women being forced to give birth in unsanitary conditions because they cant travel to the local hospital after sundown.
Egypt has also shut down the only crossing along the Egyptian side of the Gaza border. With the passageway closed, no Gazan can get out.
So where are the snarky political cartoonists depicting Gaza as a Holocaust-era ghetto? Nor is Secretary of State John Kerry warning of Egypt becoming ostracized and isolated in the world. Western academics are not threatening to boycott their Egyptian counterparts. J Street is not lobbying for U.S. intervention against this new assault on Gaza.
Its the ultimate example of the double standard. Israel does it, the world screams. Egypt does it, the world is silent. Could the hypocrisy of the international community be any more blatant?
Evidently, if they genuinely cared about the well-being of the residents of Gaza, the White House would be holding up arms to Egypt exactly as it held up Hellfire missiles to Israel. If he were sincerely concerned about Gaza, Thomas Friedman would be blasting the Egyptians on the op-ed page of the New York Times. If they truly wanted to help the Gazans, J Streets lobbyists would be working overtime to get the Obama Administration to intervene against Cairo.
But the truth is that they dont really care about Gazans welfare at all. The Palestinian cause interests them only if it presents an opportunity to bash Israel. When Palestinians are squeezed by their fellow-Arabs, the State Department and the pundits and the peace camp fall silent.
So lets all learn an important lesson from this experience. Israel and its supporters should stop worrying about the latest Thomas Friedman diatribe or the latest J Street conference or the latest unfriendly remarks by the Obama White House and the State Department. They will go on blaming Israel and excusing Egypt and other Arab countries no matter what. Nothing Israel does will ever satisfy them so theres no point in trying.
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Where is the wailing of the palestinians and the wailing of the media and the wailing of jimmy farter and the wailing of lurch kerry and the wailing of the hollyweirds and the the wailing of the rock stars?
Where has all the wailing gone?
Is the wailing closed?
I love the NEW Egypt:
Showing President Obola as the lying, two faced, America hating phony he really is.
The authors’ names say it all. Probably a propaganda piece more than a real news article.
Is some part of the article untrue?
Hate Jews much?
> Is some part of the article untrue?
I don’t know. I’m not in Gaza. It’s just an opinion based on the vast numbers of MSM and celebrity’s pushing of anti- Israel rhetoric I’ve been seeing lately. The article being published right now during such a push of anti-Israel propaganda just seems to following the pattern...
Don’t hate Jews maybe dislike the ones that voted for Obama though but most of those are in the U.S.
We could use a similar zone in Mexico directly south of of the border. I'd start with a one mile wide zone and up that value as necessary.
Did you actually read the article?
It does not appear to be anti-Israel to me.
BTW - I am an Israel supporter. The article seems to imply that Israel is the bad guy in this scenario.
If you read the article, and still have the same view, you are either a Jew hater or stupid.
Please tell us that you didn't read the article.
Or should I say is behind booting the Palestinians from the strip though Egypt is doing the heavy lifting. I get your point. It did sound like I was got the Palestinians if you took it in the wrong context I am definitely not.
Or should I say is behind booting the Palestinians from the strip though Egypt is doing the heavy lifting. I get your point. It did sound like I was for the Palestinians if you took it in the wrong context I am definitely not. The Internet doesn’t translate feelings well...: )
>> The article seems to imply that Israel is the bad guy in this scenario.
I didn’t get that out of the article at all.
I got that the US media is acting the hypocrite on the issue. The media, and Obola’s administration, are the bad guys.
> I got that the US media is acting the hypocrite on the issue. The media, and Obolas administration, are the bad guys.
We are on the same page.
>> We are on the same page.
A southern border zone would never work. Just like a fence would never work. Just ask the liberals, they’ll tell you. Just ask the residents of former East Berlin ... Oh, wait. Don’t ask them. Nevermind.
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