Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Truth and lies about Palestine

Terry Glavin exposes it all. First ...

It would probably come as a surprise to most people to learn that Canada deserves credit for being one of the world’s leading financial contributors to the cause of Palestinian freedom and a functioning Palestinian state. You’d never know it from reading the newspapers or all the posters on campus, but the sinister Zionist bogeyman otherwise known as Prime Minister Stephen Harper appears to have arranged for more money and aid to find its way to the oppressed and downtrodden people of Gaza than all the George Galloway fundraisers, “Viva Palestina” crusades and Gaza Flotilla spectacles combined, by several orders of magnitude.
And far from least ...

The truth is that you don’t have to give bags of money to Hamas to provide humanitarian relief to the people of Gaza.  ... Hamas is not the elected government of Gaza, and it is not true that humanitarian agencies have to give over to Hamas in order to operate in Gaza. ... ...You will also want to ignore the fact that Hamas then led a putsch that smothered Palestinian democracy in its crad[l]e by seizing Gaza and turning it into a statelet sponsored mainly by the Khomeinist police-state run from Tehran. Ignore as well ... [a] poll undertaken last month which shows that Hamas enjoys the support of 12.8 per cent of the people of Gaza
And there's lots, lots more ... All outstanding stuff - a great read!

[H/t Blazing Cat Fur]

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