Evidently I am missing something – or else the United Nations Organization is, together with the leaders of the European Union,the refugee relief organizations and the world press.
Hamas rockets are once more raining down on Sderot and the other Israeli cities and settlements bordering the Gaza Strip. In retaliation, Israel has again closed the border crossings and partially halted the supply of fuel to Hamasland. I say "partially", because I understand that we are still supplying 60% of Gaza’s fuel requirements. In consequence, we are now being accused by the aforementioned organizations of causing "a humanitarian crisis" in the Gaza Strip and the Palestinians are resorting to their tried-and-true method of holding torchlit demonstrations (see my previous blog entry "The Great Gaza Fraud").
Can someone please explain to me what it is I am not seeing here? Correct me if I am wrong, but Gaza also shares a border with Egypt. How does the closing of the Israel-Gaza border prevent humanitarian supplies from Egypt reaching Gaza?
In fact, one of the following must be true. Either supplies are reaching Gaza from Egypt – in which case, there can be no "humanitarian crisis" or Egypt too has closed and blockaded her border with Hamasland. If the latter is the case – why is Israel alone being blamed for the "humanitarian crisis"?