I am always quietly amused at the self-righteous protests afforded the Gaza population by the vociferous bunch of fruit-loops on the Left. Israel must immediately do this, or that, or indeed t’other; because they (the Israelis) are terrible people, capable of genocidal tendencies, or worse. The Left protests against the Wall, the check-points, the border fences; everything which the Israelis have done to stop suicidal Arab murderers killing Israelis. They protest almost in reflex action at whatever Israel does, because, so they earnestly believe, Israel cannot be trusted; because Israel should be smashed into the dust.
So when the Gazans fall on harder times than usual, with hospitals offered only intermittent power, because the generating stations don’t have fuel to generate electricity on a continuous basis, the ever-ready reflex call is for the Israelis to repent, to lower the drawbridges, to ease the blockade, to let the fuel in, along with the building materials which are said to help rebuild homes; but strangely enough end up going to reinforcing Hamas strongpoints.
The story in the Telegraph lays out the tale of this Palestinian woman badly hurt and disfigured allegedly by a faulty home generator, whose medical treatment is imperilled because her skin grafts cannot be done on a routine basis, mainly because of the regular power cuts, caused by the Generating Stations’ lack of fuel. The blockade certainly does not help, but the new clamp on the fuel is caused because Hamas, the terror group which runs Gaza, states that Fatah, the group which runs the West Bank Palestinian Authority, has made the purchase of fuel too expensive by withdrawing tax exemptions for the badly-needed fuel.
But the real source of my smile is sited right at the end of the Telegraph piece, where the allegedly heart-broken and anguished father of the burnt and disfigured young woman states that :-
“We’re ready to take help from anywhere because the treatment and technology isn’t available here to repair the effects of the burns,” said her father, Abed Rahman Mraleel. “Her beauty has been damaged and it could make her less attractive to marry. In our culture, not being able to marry is a big problem for her.”