Ban Ki Moon’s Gaza “Siege” Delusions


Just three days after a man was murdered by a qassam rocket in southern Israel, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon visited the Gaza Strip and told the people of Gaza “we stand with you.” Ban called for an end to a so-called siege or blockade on the terrorist controlled territory, and one has to ask what siege or blockade Moon is referring to when in 2009 738,576 tons of humanitarian aid was transferred into the Gaza Strip.

Can the UN really claim there is a “Gaza Siege” when they have given $200 million to the Gaza Strip following a military operation that is claimed to have had 1,300 casualties amongst a population of less than 1.5 million, and they have only given $10 million to the natural disaster in Haiti that claimed the lives of an estimated over 230,000 people and affected over 3 million? Of course, that is without mentioning that Haitians have not been attacking an innocent nearby civilian population for a near decade and were the subject of a natural disaster.

The international community has bought this bold faced lie about some Israeli implemented siege on the Gaza Strip while ignoring the facts on the ground.  International humanitarian aid has been flowing rapidly into the Gaza Strip for years and in no way stopped after Operation Cast Lead, as 30,576 aid trucks entered the territory in 2009. In 2009 4,883 tons of medical equipment entered the Gaza Strip with this equipment continuing including for example a new CAT Scan machine just last month.

As the Gaza Strip has been called terms like “the world’s largest prison” referencing residents not being able to exit the territory, in 2009 10,544 patients and their companions left the Gaza Strip for medical treatment in Israel, and just weeks prior nearly 500 patients and companions from Gaza received medical treatment in Israel.

The UN has continued to promote this lie of a “Gaza Siege” while not promoting how much money they have pumped into the Gaza Strip following Operation Cast Lead. In an UNRWA report to measure the progress of UN aid 6-months after Operation Cast Lead, they reported that of the aimed goal of over $300 million they planned to give to Gaza, they had transferred almost $200 million.

Before his upcoming Gaza visit, Ban Ki Moon just returned from a visit to the earthquake devastated Haiti. There he promised the citizens more help and said the UN was leading a revised plan to raise another $1.4 billion in aid. That goal has not been met yet but what the UN did give up until the end of January was $10 million in aid.

There have been major US government officials as well, such as Congressmen Keith Ellison and Brian Baird both of which visited Sderot with the Sderot Media Center, that have promoted this idea of a “Gaza Siege.” They must be ignoring the fact that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged $900 million in aid to be sent to the Gaza Strip following Operation Cast Lead. While in a USAID and DOD report calculating the aid has been sent to the earthquake decimated Haiti, as of last month all the US Government programs gave just over $700 million in aid, nearly $200 million less the terrorist controlled Gaza Strip.

Over a year has past since Operation Cast Lead and the international community is still buying the bold faced lie about a “Gaza Siege,” while the Sderot Media Center reports over 330 rockets and mortars have hit Israel from Gaza in that same year. Five minutes away from the Erez Crossing into Gaza, Ban Ki Moon should have visited Kibbutz Netiv HaAsara where a foreign worker was murdered by a qassam rocket last Thursday and  Kibbutz Nirim to see where a rocket destroyed a building the week before, instead of working to promote a lie by visiting the Gaza Strip.

Jacob Shrybman is the Assistant Director of the Sderot Media Center, www.SderotMedia.org.il.

  • Ken Huffaker

    As America continues to denounce Israel, we see this nation falter in everything it once stood for. If anyone does not understand the way YHWH works, then they need a refresher course, and fast! Those who support Israel will prosper, those who do not will fail. We have seen this failure taking us down over the last 15 months, with no end in sight. America is turning her back on Israel, and God, right at a time in history when we have entered a make or break situation.
    If men believe they are in control of their destiny, then they need to awaken to the need to honor their Creator if they expect to succeed.
    America is the last nation standing that has an influence for good in the world and we are slipping very rapidly.
    To believe there will ever be peace in the middle east, by the hand of mankind, is an exercise in futility.

  • dlp

    "738,576 tons of humanitarian aid was transferred into the Gaza Strip … 30,576 aid trucks entered the territory in 2009. In 2009 4,883 tons of medical equipment entered the Gaza Strip"

    Great. But it helps to provide references, since it is easy for dissenters to label this as baseless.

    • William Smart

      Israel is the country that denied it was using white phosphorus in Gaza, then said they'd only do it legally, then that it wasn't using it. Only later did they finally admit it.

      All this while pictures of it raining down on the heads of civlians were being shown all over the world.

      Meanwhile, Gazans cannot have school materials or pasta or fuel or any of the spares for damaged sewage works or glass for windows. It's a modern version of the Warsaw Ghetto.

      • bostonian

        William you are as good in this matter as in deep ocean waters. Than ask youself why Egypt or Jordan never let palestinian brothers in, not for MRI or CAT scan or anything, but Zionists do. And please remind me how much money arabs give to aid palestinians out of trillions of oil dollars

  • ED

    WHY??? Why do we still belong to the U.N.??? It's about as corrupt and useless as anything can possibly be. Let the UN move to Russia or China, then they can play their useless little word games, without aggravating any one else. It is such a sham. I remember about 25 (?) years ago, seeing the signs in the subway cars of Boston, these ads saying something to the effect, that, "Would there have been war(s) without the UN??… Do we really want to find out?" Personally, I would rather have found out, than have the UN.

  • Teresa

    The UN are such liars and promoters of Arab terrorists. The Sderot Media Center is doing great work!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Rifleman Rifleman

    What's really funny, and telling, is that Moon seems to think that Egypt is part of Israel. He blames Israel for the Egyptian's part in the blockade. It's everybody's fault but the palis themselves, smuggling weapons and explosives, and conducting terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians.

  • Linda Rivera

    UN leader, a major propagandist for expansionist Islam, is eager and willing to LIE and deceive for Muslims. Taxpayers are forced against their will to finance the EVIL UN.

  • lovezion

    KEN: Stop dreaming! If YHWY didn't help at all….it ain' going to . Best to bleieve in reality which shows that WE OURSELVES must think of ways to ACT as opposed to whine and complain! We could start by lynching those filthy renegade traitor jews who are muslim lovers!
    WILLIAM: Why don't YOU go to help palestinians? Go and live with them and see if you can love them in person as you love them at a distance in your comfortable place.
    ED: Ask your president why he is so in love with the U.N. – he'll tell you because he has those hidden agendas of his.
    ABOUT that Moon man…he's having a high at Israel's expense by tryingn to makek us think he's important and intelligent!

    MY NONSTOP CURSE TO ALL ARABS, MUSLIMS, ISLAMICS AND THOSE WHO COWARDLY AND IGNORANTLY SIDE WITH THEM AND AGAINST WONDERFUL ISRAEL!

  • Moe

    You are all fools. The worker in the factory who died!!!! How about the hundreds of Palestinian children who were killed by Israeli strikes? The ratio The factory that was destroyed!!!! How about all the houses, schools, mosques, and every type of building that were destroyed in Gaza?! And the bogus about the tons of aid!!! 80% of the population in Gaza is living under the line of poverty!!! 80 Percent!!!!! And don't even mention Haiti! Tell the American and Israeli governments to give aid to the Haitians rather than go their to kidnap children and steal organs and body parts. Now see these statistics and feel shame:
    -124 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,441 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.
    -1,072 Israelis and at least 6,348 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000
    -8,864 Israelis and 39,019 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000
    -1 Israeli is being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 7,383 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel.
    -0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 24,145 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967
    -The Israeli unemployment rate is 6.1%, while the Palestinian unemployment in the West Bank is 16.3% and 41.3% in Gaza
    -Israel currently has 223 Jewish-only settlements and ‘outposts’ built on confiscated Palestinian land. Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land

    So now how is on the right? The oppressing Israelis? Or the oppressed Palestinians?

  • moe

    You are all fools. The worker in the factory who died!!!! How about the hundreds of Palestinian children who were killed by Israeli strikes? The ratio The factory that was destroyed!!!! How about all the houses, schools, mosques, and every type of building that were destroyed in Gaza?! And the bogus about the tons of aid!!! 80% of the population in Gaza is living under the line of poverty!!! 80 Percent!!!!! And don't even mention Haiti! Tell the American and Israeli governments to give aid to the Haitians rather than go their to kidnap children and steal organs and body parts. Now see these statistics and feel shame:

  • Patrick

    Typical lunatic liberal vomit. Spewing the same bile as the death-cult in Hamasistan, who murder their own children and parade them around for PR points. I am sick of these yo-yos and clueless anti-Semites who can't remember what they had for lunch, let alone the real history of the region.

    Hey, bozos. Look up the word, TAQIYYA. It means that the Pallys and all of their Arab Muslim buddies are OBLIGED TO LIE.

    You got that through your thick heads? LYING is not only condoned, it is encouraged.

    Mohammed said that War is Deceit, and it is Hamas that declared war on Israel.

    Who are these "children" that Israel allegedly killed?

    You mean all of the teenagers carrying AK-47s who were given commando training at age 8 after receiving six years of Jew-hatred and joys of killing Jews?

    Or, do you mean the eight to twelve year-olds dragged around by Hamas butchers using them as human shields?

    What a bunch of brain-dead dolts you are!

    And, you freaking CAN NOT READ!

    Where did all the $billions in aid go? 80% living below the poverty line? BULL!!!

    Guess you never saw the videos of the Malls, Universities, Water Park, and luxury apartments in poor Gaza.

    The Israeli Arabs have had the highest standard of living among all of the 22 Arab states for the past 60 years.

    The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is HAMAS, HAMAS, and HAMAS.

    Jerks

  • Gail

    Very interesting , but I think there is plenty of blame to go around.

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