Tuesday, 27 January 2009

The Middle Class Humanitarian Crisis

Charity is a fine thing when donated to a worthy cause.

Calls for humanitarian aid, or funds for the needy, are well deserved when they apply to the dying, the starving, or the diseased in our world.

The huge numbers of people dying of malnutrition or disease in Africa and Asia is heartbreaking. Thousands, if not millions, do not live in any thing more than a hovel bereft of running water and certainly with no electricity.

Charity organisations face a daunting task when trying to cope with this massive blight on our planet.

Compare that with the plight of the Palestinians.

The Palestinians have been the worlds biggest charity case for so many years. Their status as 'victims' has been perpetuated for years. Their 'cause' has been blindly echoed in most of the Western media magnifying the level of their needs out of all proportion.

If the word 'disproportionate' deserves to be used it must be applied to the exaggerated amount of money that has poured into the restricted Palestinian terrortiries (not a spelling mistake) for decades.

The Palestinians have received more funding, more humanitarian aid, more world sympathy, than the mega-disasters of Darfur, Ruanda, and other genocides and famines in Africa and Asia.

Why do they deserve more money than the starving masses of Africa? Why do they receive more UN aid and charity than the homeless in other parts of the world?

Why have they made themselves the professional schnorrers of the world? Why are they always at the head of the queue? Why do the United Nations maintain a refugee status, dating back over sixty years, that does not apply to any other ethnic, religious, or national group save for Palestinians?

Maybe the reason is that the Palestinians, and the anti-Semites, can use their cause as a weapon to hit Israel , despite the fact that their cause can be easily and quickly settled with pragmatism and a genuine desire to create a state of their own living alongside the Jewish state.

It is certainly true that, traditionally and systematically, the Palestinian leadership from Arafat to Hamas, have robbed their people of the massive funding that has come their way.

But the Palestinians act as if they do not want a pragmatic settlement to the conflict . They are caught up in a rhetoric, religious and political in nature, that says suffering is a victory, death is a victory, and that peace with a Zionist enemy is a defeat.

Only a solution that eliminates the Jewish state is acceptable, no matter how long it will take.

This, ultimately, is what the funding is for.

We now see violence on the streets of London because certain media broadcasters in Britain refuse to air the appeal for humanitarian aid to the Palestinians of Gaza.
The violence really says that the political message is more important than the charity.

But let us examine the humanitarian crisis in Gaza more closely. True, many buildings were destroyed and and infrastructure damaged as a result of the conflict that erupted due to eight thousand rockets fired by Hamas into Israel over the years.

I ask a simple question. Didn't the majority of Gazans vote for this Islamic terror regime in Palestinian elections of 2005?
Does this not imply that they rallied to Hamas who were electioneering on a program of death and destruction against the Jewish state?
Does this not make them as collectively guilty as the German nation who identified solidly with Hitler and the Third Reich?

This is not to support the death of innocent children or civilians, though none were deliberately targeted by the IDF as were the one million Israelis who suffered the rain of Islamic rockets from Gaza - not to mention those killed or maimed by Palestinian car bombs, suicide attacks, and gunmen over the decades of the conflict.

But let us look at the so called humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Look closely at the footage that your media relays to you on the damage in Gaza.
Look at the buildings that have been hit. Don't most of them look new constructions?
The modern housing estates are far from the desolate hovels of the truly needy.

Israel reported, and this was confirmed, that the IDF texted mobiles and called thousands of phones warning the inhabitants in advance of an attack on the Hamas terrorists that were hiding in their midst.
Doesn't this prove that most Gazan families have phone lines and mobile phones?

Most of the families in Gaza possess a vehicle of sorts from an old truck to new automobiles.

Israeli soldiers, who were forced to enter many of the Gazan homes, reported that most were well furnished and equipped. In many the children had computers with games or access to the internet.

So where is the tremendous humanitarian crisis?

What sort of humanitarian crisis do the Palestinians have that makes their need greater than the desperately hungry in our ravaged world?

Surely it is, in truth, a propaganda exercise that can also raise funds for the intractable Islamic leadership in Gaza?

Yes, they have a temporary water shortage. Yes, there are homes to reconstruct? Yes, there are those requiring, and receiving, medical attention.

But the world has ignored the fact that one thousand and eight three trucks of humanitarian aid (that's 1083) were transported from Israel into Gaza during the three weeks of the conflict.

What could the starving people of Darfur have done with half that amount of aid? What would the homeless thousands in India have done with the other half during that period?

Palestinian needs have become a middle class humanitarian crisis. They have become the cause celebre in our politically incorrect world.

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