INTO THE FRAY: GAZA – LET THEIR PEOPLE GO!

For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column:

Gaza: Let their people go!

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Gaza sewage flows2
Gaza: Massive sewage discharge into sea

Instead of pouring millions into inoperative desalination plants & rusting sewage treatment works, humanitarian aid should be generous relocation grants to help Gazans find safer, more secure lives elsewhere

It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):

ALGEMEINER: https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/04/21/gaza-let-their-people-go/
ISRAELI FRONTLINE: http://www.israelifrontline.com/2017/04/fray-gaza-let-people-go.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20421
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE: https://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-gaza-let-their-people-go/
ISRAEL RISING: https://www.israelrising.com/gaza-let-people-go/
ISRAEL’S VOICE: http://www.israelsvoice.org/2017/04/21/fray-gaza-let-people-go/
ISRAPUNDIT: http://www.israpundit.org/archives/63622676
JEWS DOWN UNDER: https://jewsdownunder.com/2017/04/21/into-the-fary/
MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@martinsherman/into-the-fray-gaza-let-their-people-go-ce2f0fdd656e
JEWISH PRESS: (To be posted)

An excerpt:

“If the borders opened for one hour, 100,000 young people would leave Gaza” – Rashid al-Najja, vice dean, Gaza’s Al-Azhar University; “…I’d go to Somalia, Sudan — anywhere but here” – Salim Marifi, student, Gaza’s Al-Azhar University, in Al Jazeera, May 6 2015.

“96 percent of water in the Gaza Strip is now undrinkable” – i24 News April 9, 2017.

“Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip’s Mediterranean beachfront … turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone” – Associated Press , May 3, 2016.

“Gaza’s sole power plant runs out of fuel” – Times of Israel, April 16, 2017. 

Gaza rubble
Devastation of Gaza

The endeavor, spanning almost a quarter century, to transform the coastal enclave of the Gaza Strip into a self-governing Arab entity (or even part of such an entity) has failed…It has failed resoundingly and irretrievably…After two-and-half decades of futile effort, the time has come to accept this—and to acknowledge that further pursuit of this  ill-conceived objective will only compound the current tragedy—for both Jew and Arab alike…

…Clearly then, persisting with humanitarian aid, as in the past, will yield essentially similar results to those of the past.  Any improvements in the humanitarian conditions will be at best marginal, probably imperceptible….Thus, rather than pouring millions into inoperative desalination plants and rusting sewage treatment works, the aid should be  in the form of generous individual relocation grants to allow non-belligerent Gazans to seek a safer, more secure future elsewhere, outside the “circle of violence” that inevitably awaits them if they stay.

This should be the real humanitarian effort to effectively eliminate the suffering in Gaza.  This should be the call to the international community: Let their people go!

As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome,
Best wishes,
MS

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