In a recent interview with YNet News, Lauren Booth describes Gaza as “the largest concentration camp in the world today” and a “humanitarian crisis on the scale of Darfur.”
Booth was later photographed at the “concentration camp’s” seemingly well-stocked grocery store. Enough said.
An alternative view comes from the Arabic daily Asharq Al-Awsat, which reports that Hamas is paying 18,000 militants approximatly $16 million a month. Columnist Tariq Alhomayed asks:
So how can there be talk of lifting the Gaza siege and relieving the distress of its people, while Hamas concentrates all its efforts on recruiting and providing for its thousands of fighters. It is clear that Hamas’s priority is to look after its militants, at the expense of Gaza’s people and their suffering! Isn’t this a deliberate exploitation of their humanitarian suffering, their poverty and need?
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