Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Arab media blames Israel for humanitarian crisis

I just watched this video from AlJazeera English about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. AlJazeera, being AlJazeera, blamed Israel, in its usual tone.

I also read this article from The Jerusalem Post, about how Hamas recently raided UN humanitarian aide trucks, stole the cargo and auctioned off the contents. I await UN comment on this.

The article also states that

Israel is considering establishing a field hospital in the Gaza Strip to treat Palestinian civilians wounded in fighting between the IDF and Hamas.

The plan would be to establish the field hospital outside the Gaza Strip, but the IDF is also considering the possibility of erecting the hospital inside the Palestinian territory so it will be more accessible to the Palestinian population. It would be run by the IDF Medical Corps.

Of course this may be impossible, because it would be very difficult to protect Israeli medics from suicide bombers. Even if Hamas did send a suicide bomber to an Israeli field hospital, the world and the Arab media wouldn't care. I would like to be proven wrong.

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