According to the Hamasholes running the show in Gaza, Gaza has a severe medicine shortage.
Yet not a word about it from Free Gaza, George Galloway, Lauren Booth and their ilk.
That’s because mentioning it does not serve their anti-Israel agenda.
The charge was rejected by his opposite number in the Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA), who pointed the finger back at Hamas, saying the shortages were the result of “mismanagement.”
“The health situation in Gaza is very difficult, if there is any new Israeli war the situation will be catastrophic,” Hamas health minister Bassem Naim told AFP, saying the health services were missing 182 out of 450 basic types of medicine.
“This is because of a political decision by the government in Ramallah not to send it,” he said.
“If there is any Israeli war on Gaza, we will need this medicine immediately.”
A source within the Hamas government blamed the shortage on a politically motivated decision within the Palestinian Authority, which is controlled by the rival Fatah movement.
“The Ramallah government doesn’t want to send the medical supplies because it helps Hamas,” the source told AFP, saying Hamas would issue an urgent appeal for international health organisations to pressure Ramallah into releasing the necessary supplies.
But Fathi Abu Mughli, health minister in the Palestinian Authority, insisted the Ramallah government was “fully committed” to the people of Gaza.
“We are continuously supplying medicines,” he told AFP. “Every two months we send between five and ten trucks loaded with medicine and equipment.”
Abu Mughli said the shortage was the result of “mismanagement” by the Hamas health ministry which had sacked some 1,600 ministry of health employees and replaced them with people “with no experience in dealing with or storing medicine.”
Hamas and Fatah have been locked in a bitter dispute since 2007, when the Islamists forced Fatah out of Gaza after days of bloody fighting.
Since then, the two sides have traded barbs over a number of issues, with Hamas regularly accusing the PA of withholding funds or key supplies in a bid to put the squeeze on Gaza’s Islamist government
Which is yet more proof that these people and organizations are not as much about helping the palestinians as they are about faciliating the destruction of Israel.
About the AuthorAn Australian immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave has been blogging since early 2003.
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