Palestinian Propaganda Trying to Make Us All At Sea

PAL+ English have released another of their quaint propaganda videos, this one bemoaning the fact Gaza’s beach is polluted. Because, Israel (of course).–rtBYs02DeVHEekMBiYJmQDrGYsrkoXRUQTJReziiqWqcnrRHhozgssbCfDruinNF8l1Ht3mOR4eZjNkZqjamZWTBWF_7Wt5NkLbFlXPRScqUvKqnUie5nxxZfp3VZiJm_-KB8961kZ3_rOi6Nczs_hDQvsXQYH-vxy_g_XBP7xP-6gIyND9vKZnPr3OSgA1k_Ves822sQa1r7MEiSGKkhTV8hUrM_LUNZ_9uw&__tn__=-R

For the record, there is a pollution issue. But the reasons for it are not something PAL+ would be interested in publicizing. According to the UN’s OCHA:

The immense electricity deficit affecting the Gaza Strip, alongside the longstanding shortage of adequate sanitation infrastructure, continues to result in the discharge of 100-108 million litres of poorly treated sewage into the sea every day.

The electricity shortage is the main cause undermining the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene services. Since April 2017, following a deterioration in the intra-Palestinian political divide, Gaza has been supplied with only 4-5 hours of electricity a day, down from 8-12 hours previously. Over 85 per cent of the electricity currently available is purchased from Israel; the remainder is produced locally by the Gaza Power Plant (GPP), but only one of its four turbines is in operation due to lack of funds to purchase fuel. Supplies from Egypt have largely come to a halt in 2018 because of failure to repair feeder lines. Learn about the cost of handling a business at this calculator of business electricity prices.

Of course, the UN being the UN, this is not even the full story.

Gaza currently gets about 120 megawatts from Israel, after the Strip’s sole power plant shut down earlier this year and Egypt recently stopped providing electricity, claiming that power lines were damaged by the Islamic State terror group.

But the real root cause of the crisis is Hamas and friends’ insistence on spending their time, effort and money on terror-related activities, such as rocket production and the building of terror tunnels. Regarding the latter, there have been dozens of such tunnels constructed, each one capable of costing a million dollars to build and using around 50,000 tons of concrete. Not to mention the large amounts of electricity involved in their construction.

Had Hamas and friends gone about state-building, investing the time, effort and money (mainly from international donors) into things like improving infrastructure, this crisis would simply never have occurred. And Israel would be a willing partner to help. Heck, we are even trying to help them now, despite the fact they are constantly trying to murder us (also not mentioned in the PAL+ clip).

Israel has approved a plan to build a solar field in Israel to pump power into the Gaza Strip and ease the electricity crisis in the Palestinian enclave, an Israeli newspaper reported Tuesday.

According to the report in the Yedioth Ahronoth daily, which quoted unnamed diplomatic sources in Jerusalem, the panels would be set up near the Erez crossing between Gaza and Israel as a unilateral measure, without the involvement of the Hamas terror group, which rules the Strip.

Its construction would reportedly be funded by private donors in Israel and abroad.

Having said all of this, Gazans are still swarming to the beach, endangering their children

Not that this is surprising, given they are constantly endangering their children at the weekly March of Return riots, among other things.

In other words, the beach water of Gaza is not the only thing full of sh*t.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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