AS a convoy of blue-and-white United Nations trucks loaded with food waited last night for Israeli permission to enter Gaza, Jindiya Abu Amra and her 12-year-old daughter went scrounging for the wild grass their family now lives on.
“We had one meal today - khobbeizeh,” said Abu Amra, 43, showing the leaves of a plant that grows along the streets of Gaza. “Every day, I wake up and start looking for wood and plastic to burnfor fuel and I beg. When I find nothing, we eat this grass.”
Abu Amra and her unemployed husband have seven daughters and a son. Their tiny breeze-block house has had no furniture since they burnt the last cupboard for heat.
“I can’t remember seeing a fruit,” said Rabab, 12, who goes with her mother most mornings to scavenge. She is dressed in a tracksuit top and holed jeans, and her feet are bare.
Conditions for most of the 1.5m Gazans have deteriorated dramatically in the past month, since a truce between Israel and Hamas, the ruling Islamist party, broke down.
Of course- the means and money is there to build quassam rockets which are fired in to Israel on a daily basis!
Israel says it will open the borders again when Hamas stops launching rockets at southern Israel. Hamas says it will crack down on the rocket launchers when Israel opens the borders.
Go figures. It's like- We will stop terrorising you when you pay up like good little dhimmis. One wonders why the palis can't provide for themselves. For instance by using the high technological greenhouses that the Israelians left behind after the drawback from the Gaza strip?
Oh yes! The greenhouses were emidiatly plundered and are used as tunnel digging fronts to smuggle weapons and explosives into Israel... !
Face it. The palis are nothing but leeches whos sole existence depends on their arch enemy. And what do they do to thank Israel for holding them under their arms? If the Israelians can make these barren lands flower and prosper, why can't the arabs do it? Or really- why don't they want to do it? Could it possibly have something to do with their ideology disguised as a religion?
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