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June 3, 2010

“Starving” Gaza

The anti-Israel image machine has been doing a number on you for over 60 years.  Today they would have you believe the Gazans are starving.  The truth–as with most of what you hear about Israel–is the exact opposite.  Indeed, palestinians (thanks to the American tax payer) are some of the fattest people on the Earth.

World obesity rankings from The Economist:

Would you like some fries with that!  Gazans are just below Americans in their level of obesity.  As you can see, the problem with Gaza is not a shortage of foodstuffs, but the lack of exercise.  They are lazy.  The blockade is legal under international law, and it does not prevent any food from entering Gaza, only weapons.  Hamas is attempting to break the blockade so that they can rearm and continue pummeling Israel with rockets.  The world is focused on Gaza only because the Arabs have oil, and the anti-Israel PR machine works 24/7, year after year on your cerebral cortex to turn your brain to mush and zombify you.  Below, Gazan food markets brimming with fresh fruit and all manner of tasty local treats.

More Gaza photos here.

Meanwhile, this is what starvation actually looks like.  This is what real desperation looks like.  Who’s running blockades for them?  Nobody.  They are not paleostinians, and China doesn’t care about “peace activists”, so they don’t matter.

Somewhere in Sudan

UPDATE: I thought that graph was from 2009, but it turns out it’s from 2004.  I haven’t found a more recent one, but I doubt it’s changed much.  Food has been pouring across the border despite the blockade.

Thanks: Vlad Tepes




    End the prejudice. Justice must prevail

    Comment by Peter Reynolds — June 3, 2010 @ 13:58

  2. I concur. End the prejudice now.

    Comment by Jesusland — June 3, 2010 @ 15:17

  3. Get your facts straight,

    Comment by Ruud — June 6, 2010 @ 03:45

  4. That’s curious, Ruud. Every Middle Eastern country listed in The Economist’s list– Saudi Arabia, Qatar, palestine, Lebanon, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Israel, Oman, Morroco– has dropped off the list you provided. Only Turkey remains. Is it possible the Gaza blockade has imposed starvation on the entire region? That, or one of these lists is completely divorced from reality.

    Comment by Jesusland — June 6, 2010 @ 07:08

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