WATCH: Restaurants In “Concentration Camp” Gaza


Inspired by the old Gaza mall photos, I have featured on this blog various facilities from Gaza, 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.

MEMRI TV has translated a recently-broadcast BBC Arabia TV report on restaurants in Gaza.

It needs to be seen to be believed. Highlights include:

  • The food. Man, it looks delicious
  • A man in a Dubai hat claiming the people of Gaza love life (I assume he is referring to the x% that don’t support or actively send their children or themselves into Israel to blow themselves up or otherwise commit a terror attack expecting to be killed)
  • “Dubai” continuing to explain the scenes we are seeing are “a way to escape the bitter reality of the people of Gaza” (you can’t make this stuff up)
  • The woman who clearly had a lot of plastic surgery
  • 100 shekels for 3 coffees or $250-$300 for 3 dinners (way more than most Israelis would spend)

BBC TV Report on Gaza Restaurants Shows Another Side to Life in GazaBBC Arabia recently broadcast a TV report on restaurants in Gaza, in which it showed "an aspect of luxury, vibrancy, and riches" to life in Gaza. Restaurant owners and patrons talked to the reporter about eating out, describing the menus and the prices. A group of women sitting at a restaurant said that they would often come for "a coffee and a chat," and that dinner would come to 250-300 dollars. The report aired on December 20, 2016.

Posted by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Saturday, February 25, 2017

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