A Taste of “Concentration Camp” Gaza: The Commodore Hotel

Inspired by the Gaza mall photos, I will endeavor to feature various facilities from Gaza over the next few weeks, with the aim of providing readers with a glimpse into the real Gaza, which is anything but a concentration camp as some claim.

My point is not that there is no hardship in Gaza, but rather that the situation is a far cry from what is being presented by the palestinians, their supporters and the mainstream media.

Introducing Gaza’s 5-star Hamas-owned Commodore Hotel.

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Hotel exterior

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Hotel bedroom

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Hotel bathroom

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Hotel swimming pool

Not too much information exists on the hotel since the site appears to be down. No doubt the work of the Zionists.

But from what I can gather, it has a sauna, jacuzzi, massage, multiple restaurants, 24-hour room service and a luxurious swimming pool (which is a favorite for peeping toms). And judging by the photos (taken from here, and here), it does not look too shabby.

Oh, and it is apparently Sabbath-friendly.

No wonder it is described by some as “the nicest hotel” they’ve ever stayed in.

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  • walt kovacs

    how many hotels are there in the world's largest outdoor prison?

    i know that many here like and admire mark regev…but i think he and his ministry are doing a crap job

    this stuff shouldnt be seen on blogs…it should be released to the msm

    and when bibi, mark or any other spokesperson (and would be nice if they used persons of color and women) they should be whipping out pics of the hotels, malls, swimming pools, horseback riding camps…etc

    sure, there is poverty in gaza…mostly caused by hamas who uses its own people…but there is no humanitarian crisis

    • Carol

      Dear Walt et al.,
      I recently stayed at the Commadore in Gaza (ie last week). After the tank water ran out Sea water came out the shower. I assume this is what people who can't afford bottled or tank water (ie most people there) have to drink. The breakfast , like the availability of food in general in Gaza was sufficient but basic. From the window you can watch people swimming in the sea into which raw sewrage is being dumped as there is no infrastructure for managing this. The air conditioning depended on generators as there was only intermittent power so rooms facing the sun became very hot. There was no swimming pool, no sauna, no restaurants, no malls, no souvenir shops either and the mini fridge didn't work as there was no power. As far as I know we were the only ones staying there,..no rich Arabs, no Palestinians living it up, no sheiks or Hamas having big parties if that is what you are imagining happens there. The Commadore, like the rest of Gaza, is a first world hotel being forced to operate as best it can whilst Gaza is squeezed into third world conditions.

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  • juvanya

    From that blog:

    The 5 star Commodore hotel in Gaza city with a view of the Mediterranean Sea. Not what you expect to see after having read report after report about the misery inflicted on the civil society.

    Gee I wonder why…

    It was peaceful, no militant slogans were chanted and I was interviewed by several self-declared journalists without press cards (including Press TV in my native Farsi language).

    Thats not suspicious

    Not once did they ask for money or desperately needed goods. They wanted us to take pictures and videotape their misery so we could report it.

    Hmmm……………….

    One hour spent at the orphanage and three hours in a disgusting self serving display of us playing football at the stadium alongside Hamas officials. The girls weren't allow to play.

    Some stayed anyway but were forced on buses when they were apprehended.

    We broke the siege shortly only to do it again as soon as possible!

    They treated us like crap; lets go back!

    This moron is in serious denial.

  • http://www.jcpa.org Jerusalem Center

    Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi is a senior researcher of the Middle East and radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

    Halevi explains why some are so keen to perpetuate the Zionist Occupation of Gaza, instead of gain independence there:
    http://www.globallawforum.org/ViewPublication.asp

  • Don Cox

    That Global Forum link doesn’t work.

    • Michael Zvi Krumbein

      It's fixed. Highly recommended. And a good example of why an agreement will not lead to peace.

  • MandyManners

    Hi, Dave! I just posted this at LGF and thought I'd share it here.

    If you'll be my Gazan chicken, I'll be your Tel Aviv lamb,…

    [youtube 1FekVR_SC5M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FekVR_SC5M youtube]

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/israellycool israellycool

      Thanks for that!

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