Egyptian Journalist Describes 'Absolute Prosperity' in Gaza

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    Egyptian Journalist Describes 'Absolute Prosperity' in Gaza

    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.

    Concerned that his initial impression of prosperity may have been misleading, “I toured the new resorts, most of which are quite grand, as well as the commercial markets, to verify my hypothesis. The resorts and markets have come to symbolize prosperity, and to prove that the siege is formal or political, not economic,” Al-Houl said.

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    Most of the new resorts “are owned by members, or associates, of Hamas,” he reported. “In addition, the Hamas municipalities charge high fees, in Gaza terms, for the use of public beaches,” he added.
     
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    Looks like if anyone's oppressing Gazans, it's Hamas.
     
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    are you really surprised that hamas is the one making the money and not using it for their people? they are also refusing to use OUR aid money to assist people who don't support hamas.

    it's the same thing Arafat did when he put the money we gave him to sit at the negotiating table into suha's french bank account.
     
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    That journalist works for State Newspaper of Egypt, Al-Ahram.
    Al-Ahram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The state of Egypt is just another cocksucker of the USA and is participant of the oppression of Gaza.

    Behind the Egypt-Hamas Flare-up - CBS News

    Simple as that.
     
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    No, I'm not surprised at all. But terrorist-loving fools will continue to blame the Jews.
     
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    Poor Hamas. All they want to do is kill Jews. What's so terrible about that? :(
     
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    foreignpolicy.com Journalist's experience visiting Gaza

    The blockade has made Gaza a global symbol of hardship. To be sure, it has reduced much of its economy to ruins: with exports to the outside world impossible, the factories and workshops are closed, and unemployment is perhaps as high as 80 percent. Moreover, it is only 18 months since the end of Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli attack conducted to stop a rain of Gazan rockets, which reduced thousands of buildings to rubble and killed close to 1,500 civilians.
    Life in Gaza | The Middle East Channel

    So, here an independent Journalist.
    And on the other side a state-journalist of Egypt, whose government is participant of the oppression of the Gaza people, as Egypt sees Gaza as a threat to its own people-oppressing Regime.
     
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    You have a very bizarre logic. That is clearly visible from your above quoted statement.
    To be sure, that interpretation of world does not exist.

    You can play the "Good Jews, bad others"-game in Washington's Congress which is infiltrated by the Israelian "Monica Lewinsky".
     
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    Egyptian Journalist Describes 'Absolute Prosperity' in Gaza - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News


    As for the source..Selective Memri


    Brian Whitaker investigates whether the 'independent' media institute that translates the Arabic newspapers is quite what it seems
    Selective Memri | World news | guardian.co.uk
     

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