Ben Ehrenreich’s 10 Lies About Israel: #9 The Siege of Gaza

EhrenriechNot content to merely write a love-letter to terrorists or advocate for the destruction of the world’s only Jewish State in his “news” articles, AsAJew Ben Ehrenreich recently wrote a “Cliff’s Notes” to the Arab-Israel conflict that, unsurprisingly is wrong on almost every level. Rather than let him get away with yet more lies that place all the blame on Israel, I decided to examine his “10 Points” and took them apart one by one.

For previous installments, see here.


9 The Siege of Gaza

Ehrenreich actually gives a pretty straightforward recounting of the disengagement and rise of Hamas in Gaza. However, fails to mention that most restrictions on importing into Gaza were eased and today the only restrictions are on materials that can be used for military purposes and even those often go through now as part of rebuilding efforts despite the fact that 95% of the cement is stolen by Hamas.

What is completely absent from his discussion of the so-called “blockade” is Gaza’s border with Egypt, which is completely sealed shut. Nothing and no one can go in or out except for on the rare days when it cracks just wide enough open to merit a news story. There is no anger from anti-Israel leftists like Ehrenreich toward Egypt for this policy and why should there be when there is no apparent anger from the Gazans themselves? They are angry enough at Israel to have fired over 16,000 rockets over the past 15 years, but have never been upset enough to fire a single one at Egypt. It’s almost like the rockets are not a reaction to any “blockade” at all…

Gaza Borders

In keeping with his policy of never holding Palestinians responsible for anything, Ehrenreich calls the three wars launched by Hamas since taking over Gaza as being launched by Israel. Presumably Israel was supposed to ignore the thousands of rockets being fired at its civilians since they often don’t end up killing people or are shot down by the Iron Dome that is costing Israel billions of dollars to build and maintain. If your neighbor kept firing off a shotgun into your backyard where your kids play but happened to miss them “most of the time,” you’d just learn to live with it, right?

1 thought on “Ben Ehrenreich’s 10 Lies About Israel: #9 The Siege of Gaza”

  1. How about the mere fact that the ‘blockade’ was imposed 2 years AFTER Hamas seized Gaza and had launched nearly 20,000 rockets at Israeli civilians

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