We are onto your lies and distractions!How many times can you go to the well of lies? Seems to be an endless parade and still the bucket brings up the mistruths, misrepresentations, misdirection's and falsehoods-the people still drink from this well and the media's presentations are over flowing with contempt for something once know as journalistic integrity. Israel has been gamed, blamed and shamed by individuals who have no credibility. However, the tide is changing and as the "new media" emerges so does the truth.
Allow me to focus upon one simple matter-the so-called humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Open a newspaper and read a report and/or an interview of one of our enemies and you' ll hear and read how "Gazans are dying because mean-spirited Israel keeps medicines out of Gaza-with the blockade as the cause. Any one worth their investigative salt knows these medical statements do not deserve the electrons it takes to post. The data proves the opposite is the truth.
During the year of 2009, even while being on the receiving end of rockets on a regular basis, we did not deny one person from Gaza medical care in Israel unless the patient is a known perpetrator of terror. Fact is during this very year 10,544 patients AND their companions left Gaza for medical treatment in Israel-usually at Israel's expense. In addition there were 382 emergency evacuations from Gaza for medical purposes.
Humanitarian crisis in Gaza-not on your life. The Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem donates $3 million in aid every year, every year, even when their people attack us. The monies go to treat Palestinians in Israel.
During the recent swine flu outbreak, you remember, the worldwide catastrophe that never materialized, three Israeli hospitals, nevertheless, were assigned to treat cases in the Gaza Strip and 44,500 immunizations were transferred to Gaza.
I suspect you do not know that Israel maintains a corridor for the transfer of medical patients out of Gaza. Every month nearly 200 medical staff members go through the crossings to provide health assistance. Humanitarian crisis, not on your life! According to Peter Lerner (COGAT, Central Command) says that Israel does not prevent any medication from going in into Gaza. If there is a shortage it is because of a lack of funding by the PA health ministry. There are no limits on the provision of medicines to the Gaza population by Israel. 1 Remember these numbers from a previous post2:
24.84/1000 78.1/1000 17.71/1000 4.17/1000
That's right, these represent the number of infant deaths in the following respective areas: Turkey, Sudan, Gaza, and Israel. Yes, at a rate of 4.5 times greater are the infant death in Sudan-where is the daily outrage in the West? The infant death rate is even 30% greater in Turkey than Gaza. How come there are no flotillas heading to Turkey?
How about these numbers: 73.68, 72.23 80.7, 72.4, 72.0, 58.6
They are the average life expectancy rates in the following respective countries: Gaza, Turkey, USA, Brazil, Lebanon, and Sudan. Yes, Gazans live longer than do their new friends and protectors the Turks. The Gazans out live their South American friends in Brazil and their "brothers and sisters" in Lebanon.
Humanitarian crisis in Gaza, not on your life! These are but a few of the FACTS worth possessing so when your local media, your local academic "expert" or media "talking head" or pundit starts speaking the shameful "Gazan talking points" you can say, "Now hold on just a moment to your out of integrity report…what does 24.84 mean to you?
Direct these same people to the Sudan-now, here there is a dreadful humanitarian crisis and the world continues to bury its collective heads in the sand-shameful!
1. Goldstone report watch-communication June 21, 2010
2. GS Don Morris, Ph.D. Why is the West ignoring the facts?