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Egyptian Journalist Describes 'Absolute Prosperity' in Gaza
| Maayana Miskin
Posted on 07/29/2010 4:33:17 PM PDT by Nachum
With Hamas telling tales of deprivation and suffering in Gaza, Egyptian journalist Ashraf Abu al-Houl has added his report to others who were surprised to discover a prosperous Gaza in which prices are low and luxury businesses are booming. Al-Houl's story of his trip to Gaza and his realization that in actual terms, Gaza is not under siege was written up in the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
"A sense of absolute prosperity prevails, as manifested by the grand resorts along and near Gaza's coast. Further, the site of the merchandise and luxuries filling the Gaza shops amazed me, he reported.
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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: describes; egyptian; journalist; prosperity
posted on 07/29/2010 4:33:26 PM PDT
Sigh. It's so easy to mis-pronounce "ABJECT POVERTY"
All the while I thought the made up tribe of “Palestine's” were FOR hamas!
posted on 07/29/2010 4:50:12 PM PDT
("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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Egyptian journalist Ashraf Abu al-Houl has added his report to others who were surprised to discover a "prosperous" Gaza in which prices are low and luxury businesses are booming. Al-Houl's story of his trip to Gaza and his realization that "in actual terms, Gaza is not under siege" was written up in the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Gosh, and it's almost as if they don't lift a finger to produce anything.
posted on 07/29/2010 4:59:01 PM PDT
("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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posted on 07/29/2010 5:10:31 PM PDT
(most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it, M Sanger)
If this is oppression, then maybe we should ask the Israelis to oppress us for a while. Our economy could use the boost.
posted on 07/29/2010 8:57:58 PM PDT
by Slings and Arrows
(You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
The luxury resorts and wide range of consumer goods are enjoyed by only a few groups, he said, primarily those who own smuggling tunnels to Egypt and those who work for international organizations such as the United Nations' UNRWA and who do not include or aid the rest of the population.
Basically, this prosperity is being experienced only by criminals and those who work for the UN. But I repeat myself.
posted on 07/30/2010 12:48:57 PM PDT
(Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
To: Nachum; ex-Texan
Did not David Cameron say 'Gaza is a prison'... he forget to mention it's Iranian-armed Hamas Islamic thugs that keep Gaza imprisoned.
posted on 08/01/2010 9:30:09 AM PDT
by M. Espinola
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