Thursday, June 9, 2016

Oxfam promoting Terror

Oxfam has recently produced a video, see below, that totally ignores the terrorist actions of the Palestinians. Although Israel is constantly trying to make life easier for the Palestinians, the relaxing of controls are being abused. Increased fishing rights has resulted in terrorists posing as fishermen smuggling weapons into the Gaza strip.

An easing of restrictions on movements of Palestinians during Ramadan has been met with yet another terror attack with 4 dead and 16 wounded.  

Consequently, in response to last night’s attack in Tel Aviv's Sarona market that left four people dead and 16 wounded, security forces carried out a number of arrests during raids in the West Bank village of Yata overnight..

The IDF has blockaded the village and only humanitarian movements in and out of the village will be permitted, the IDF Spokesman Unit said on Thursday morning.

Additionally, IDF units together with the Border Police and Civil Administration mapped out a home of one of the terrorist gunmen in the village of Yata, near Hebron overnight between Wednesday and Thursday.

In response to the attack, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, cancelled the easing of some security restrictions that were in place for the Muslim month of Ramadan.

After an evaluation held by the Prime Minister, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, and IDF Chief of Staff an order was issued the freezing of 204 entrance permits for relatives of the attackers. 

Additionally, 83,000 permits for Palestinians in the West Bank to visit family members in Gaza have been revoked, and all easing of security measures for Gaza Strip residents during Ramadan, particularly access to Temple Mount prayers, have been cancelled.

In this video there are many factual errors. Watch the video and then read the comments

Facts counter to this odious video:-

- Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel as a sovereign entity. It’s in their charter and they publicly announce it at every opportunity.

- More aid per capita is given to Gaza than any other group. A look at eight countries in the top 10—Sudan, South Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon, Somalia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo—is even more alarming. CIA Factbook data show that these countries have a combined population of 284 million and an average per capita GDP of $2,376. Yet they received an average of $15.30 per capita in development assistance in 2013. The Palestinians, by comparison, with a population of 4.5 million, have a per capita GDP of $4,900.

- A large percentage of the aid is taken from the citizens to advance the war preparations of Hamas which is one factor why some donors are not honouring their pledges

- Re the water issue, the Israeli Water Commission increased the amount of water supplied to Gaza according to the Oslo accords by 100% from 5 mcm (mill cubic metres) to 10 mcm

- Hamas is not repairing damaged water infrastructure

- The World bank has offered finance for a desalination plant but are suspicious of how the money they offer will be used.

- Hamas has not stopped illegal drilling of wells which has damaged the salinity of water table.

- The border restrictions are in place in Israel AND Egypt because of the constant attempts by Hamas to import terror related materials.

- The citizens of Gaza are captive by Hamas, they have no freedoms of action or speech

- Every requested movement of the population, for example hospital visits must be checked thoroughly. One Gazan woman who had been treated in Beer Sheva hospital returned for, supposedly, follow up treatment tried to blow herself up in that same hospital 

- Read for information on assistance given in the field of health care and to Palestinian importers and exporters

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