Skip to comments.How Many Millionaires Live in the "Impoverished" Gaza Strip?
Posted on 09/03/2012 12:56:42 AM PDT by expat1000
The world often thinks of the Gaza Strip, home to 1.4 million Palestinians, as one of the poorest places on earth, where people live in misery and squalor.
But according to an investigative report published in the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, there are at least 600 millionaires living in the Gaza Strip. The newspaper report also refutes the claim that the Gaza Strip has been facing a humanitarian crisis because of an Israeli blockade.
Mohammed Dahlan, the former Palestinian Authority security commander of the Gaza Strip, further said last week that Hamas was the only party that was laying siege to the Gaza Strip; that it is Hamas, and not Israel or Egypt, that is strangling and punishing the people there.
The Palestinian millionaires, according to the report, have made their wealth thanks to the hundreds of underground tunnels along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
(Excerpt) Read more at gatestoneinstitute.org ...
Does Obama know about these people? Does he think they’re paying their fair share?
Wonder how many of the rich ones “blow deyselves up” for Mo ?
Spengler (David Goldman) published an article some years ago showing how these “Palestinians” actually have the highest per capita income of all the non-oil Mideast Arabs.
With all the aid showered upon them, that’s no wonder.
They’re like the pitiful, crippled beggar that, after a day of begging, goes around the corner, becomes whole, and drives off in a Cadillac. Gypsies of the desert, as it were.
December 03, 2009
The truth is that an independent Palestine is now quietly being built, with Israeli assistance. So long as the Obama administration and European politicians dont clumsily meddle as they have in the past and make unrealistic demands for the process to be completed more quickly than it can be, I am confident the outcome will be a positive one. (The last time an American president Bill Clinton in 2000 tried to hurry things along unrealistically, it merely resulted in blowing up in everybodys faces literally and set back hopes for peace by some years.)
AN INDUSTRY OF LIES
While middle class Palestinians plead poverty and receive excessive amounts of international funding, elsewhere in the world (in places like Congo and Zimbabwe and Bangladesh) millions of children really are dying of starvation and disease, all but ignored by those very same governments and aid agencies that pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the Palestinian coffers.
Of course, there is a whole industry of people (UN and EU staff, NGO workers, journalists) who make their living and have a vested interest in continuing to propagate lies about Gaza and West Bank.
Meanwhile, Hamas are deliberately leaving some Gazans in plastic tents, in order to fool gullible Western journalists and politicians who are brought to Gaza to witness a staged humanitarian crisis.
Some pics of life in the Gaza the corrupt, leftist, biased, Lame Stream Media will not show: (from above article):
That last shot - so that’s where the Palis buy the candy that they hand out in celebration whenever a bus full of Jews gets blown up. Got it!