We are hearing non stop via the media of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. I am sure there are problems but as with the Lebanon war reports coming out are being totally controlled by Hamas. The hearing in the High Court said that 8 foreign journalists should be allowed to enter Gaza. Now what difference is that going to make? As with Lebanon these journalists will not be allowed freedom to report. They will have to report what they are told to report.
Hamas has set up an independent hospital in the Gaza Strip to treat its operatives wounded in fighting with the IDF - and, according to Israeli estimates, it is pilfering a significant portion of the medicine allowed into the Strip, senior defense officials reported. http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1231167266926&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull . Now I can just see some serious investigative journalism reporting the truth??!!
Despite this estimate, the Defense Ministry said Monday that it would continue facilitating the transfer of food and medical supplies into Gaza.
This morning on SKY News and, I understand it also appeared on the BBC, I saw an interview conducted with a Norwegian doctor treating the wounded at Shifa hospital, Dr Mads Gilbert. Gilbert painted an appalling picture. He said that “more and more patients were arriving; there were so many they were dying waiting for surgery”.
Gilbert was presented as just an ordinary doctor. But Gilbert appears not to be just an ordinary doctor. He is a political activist and member of the Norwegian Maoist ‘Red’ party. Not only is he viscerally hostile to Israel and a long-standing activist in the Palestinian ‘solidarity’ movement, but he even supported the 9/11 attacks.
Now would the presence of journalists make this clear? Certainly Jeremy Bowen of the BBC didn’t think it necessary to mention it.
Finally, according to reports on the PalPress website, Hamas continues sowing terror among the residents of the Gaza Strip and oppressing Fatah activists, even in the midst of Operation Cast Lead.
The Fatah-affiliated PalPress website reported that Hamas operatives sent orders to hundreds of Fatah activists in the Gaza Strip confining them to their houses, only allowing them to leave to attend Friday prayers. According to the reports, Hamas operatives in the streets of Gaza shot the scores of Fatah activists who disobeyed the order in the legs, it is reported that 75 were killed.