Originally posted by dbates
reply to post by Tgautier13
I read though a majority of the pdf. It's all about workers, employers, and wages. It only mentions food to say that 70% depend on aid and that some
food is smuggled through tunnels. It's all about unemployment and wages. Saying that people are too poor to eat well does nothing to refute the
original statement that there are some good places to eat in Gaza. It doesn't speak to the fact that there are mountains of food in the marketplaces
So then the real problem in Gaza is employment, not food. Your source only bolsters my opinion on that matter.
But you are not telling the readers that even that there's food in the market - everything cost double or 3 times as much as it used to do with very
high prices - and most Palestinian people can't afford to buy healthy food for their families and must receive low nutritional and industrial
processed junk food from UNRWA and other distribution centers.
And the people can't work because the Israelis closed down almost all factories in the industrial zone which is located just outside of the crossing
where most of the Palestinians used to work as cheap labour to earn a living.
Ross Kemp: Middle East Gaza 3/5
And since the closure in 2007, 95 percent of the Palestinian factories in Gaza closed down. and many of them inside Gaza because they are not
allowed to import their raw materials for production.
Land of Ruins: A Special Report on Gaza’s Economy
Democracy Now! producer Anjali Kamat files a report on the state of the Gazan economy, where unemployment and poverty rates are among the highest in
the world. Despite international pledges of over $5.2 billion to rebuild Gaza, in the four months since Israel’s assault the siege has not been
lifted and only one truck carrying cement and other construction materials has been allowed entry into the Gaza Strip.
Land of Ruins: A Special Report on Gaza's Economy - part 1+2
Then you play with us with semantics to make your silly points that food is available.
When the reality is that all this super expensive food which is available in the street markets and stores with very high black market prices - is
also therefore affecting the lives of many broken Palestinian children and their poor desperate families in a very negative way when they can't
afford to buy this food.
Many parents are ashamed because they can not earn a living and afford to buy more healthy fresh food for their children - and therefore we also see
these cases of children suffering from malnutrition and the low calory diet which was implemented & imposed on them by the Israeli regime.
From that perspective, the shameless OP post about fine excellent dining in Gaza is a disgrace to the rest of the civilised world and to humanity in
general - and it's in bad taste to be posting selective pictures taken well before the bombings and massacre took place 2009 to represent the current
situation in Gaza.
And it's nothing more than a twisted attempt to justify the actions of the strict Zionist political agenda which is the cause of the Palestinian
problem from the beginning.
But I'm quite satisfied to see that not many people here are enjoying this game.
We all know that most of the Palestinian current problem in Gaza boils down to the pesky Hamas which is terrible for the Palestinians, but the Zionist
agenda and crimes against the Palestinian people certainly didn't start with Hamas - and the collective punishment which is a crime according to
Geneva 4th is certainly not in any way justified or an intelligent solution.
And we also know that there is a fight about the political power between two Palestinian political factions - and the majority of the Palestinians
people are unfortunately caught in between as usual, suffering from this internal fight - which only the zionist agenda is benefiting from in the long
As long as Israel are driven by this political hardcore zionist agenda, they don't want to see a united Palestinian political front making claim on
one Palestinian state and a big chunk of Israeli land.
Most sane people of this world just wish that they could live side by side in peace on fair terms as it was supposed to be.
I don't know you dbates, but you and your fellow (sometimes uninformed) Americans one sided & blind support for the pro Zionist game regarding the
horrible Palestinian situation just saddens the hell out of me!
I'm sorry for the harsh tone mate!
Ciao & peace!
[edit on 13-6-2010 by Chevalerous]