Israeli Truck Driver Blocks Coca Cola Shipment to Gaza

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Despite the usual hysteria about Israel “starving” Hamas-run Gaza, supplies keep coming in. And one Israeli truck driver had enough of it.

An Israeli truck driver, fed up at near-incessant Hamas rocket fire into Israel, took matters into his own hands on Sunday and used his truck to block an aid convoy from entering the coastal enclave, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

Israel’s Civil Authority (COGAT) has continued to allow hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid in, in order to alleviate daily conditions for the strip’s 1.6 million residents inhabiting the 139 square mile area.

But on Sunday, Kerem Shalom resident and married dad, Daniel Meteri, 27, snapped.

He’d had enough of the hundreds of rockets in the sixth day of Operation Protective Edge, and the thousands before then, and for three hours refused to move his vehicle parked across the two-lane road leading to the crossing point, at the southern end of the Strip.

His wildcat strike halted a several-kilometer-long line of trucks carrying goods to the Palestinians. He said one of the bombs landed between two houses in the community, near the shelter where the children slept.

“I will block the crossing into Gaza, as I see fit. May the better thug win.”

“At night, my children cry, but the goods pass” [into Gaza]

“I have no problem with them receiving humanitarian aid,” he told Israel’s Channel 2 News. “Gas, fuel, medical supplies – no problem,” he said. “But cola and all these other luxuries? They fire at us and we’re giving them goods so they can keep firing?” he asked aloud.

“Why are we supplying them concrete – so they can build another tunnel under the kibbutz?” he asked, and claimed that the drivers waiting to deliver their loads support his stance.

“The drivers who were delayed because of me support my position,” he said, adding that some of them are area residents.

“There were even drivers from (the Bedouin Negev city of ) Rahat who agreed with me, saying that they, too, were under fire,” he said, emphasizing that “this isn’t a matter of Arabs against Jews – we’re all against Hamas.”

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  • T.C.

    Next there might be a few more drivers with him…

  • DogmaelJones1

    Good for him. It’s boggled my mind that Israel keeps supplying its dedicated enemy with food, medicine, necessities, and luxury goods. It’s insane. All that aid doesn’t buy Israel any peace or friendship. I say starve the brutes into submission, and never mind world opinion. When General Sherman “marched to the sea” during the Civil War, he made a point of destroying anything and everything that could lend aid and sustenance to the Confederacy and its armies. He burned warehouses, destroyed rail lines, destroyed arsenals, and so on. His actions shortened the war by more than a year. In doing so he saved hundreds of thousands of lives, including Southern ones. So, where’s Israel’s head? Up its tosh?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Israel keeps trying to show the world that it’s not what the propaganda makes it out to be.. without realizing that’s a pointless doomed effort.

      • DogmaelJones1

        It’s certainly doomed to fail.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          but people never learn

          • DogmaelJones1

            Especially when contradictions are so obvious. Such as the number of people who voted for Obama a second time. Something blocks their rationality and allows them to vote with their “feelings.”

          • Daniel Greenfield

            They go with the ‘conventional wisdom’ instead of common sense

      • DogmaelJones1

        I posted the link to this article on my Facebook page. It’ll get a lot of thumbs up and “likes.”

      • iluvisrael

        So true – rabid Jew haters can even watch moslems kill their own and find some twisted way to blame Israel or Jews. It’s always been easier for Jew hating cowards to have a convenient scapegoat than to confront their own failures.

    • Taimoor Khan

      Who the heck is Israel to allow or disallow anything into Gaza?

      So it was all lies when Israelis said “We left Gaza”.

      You never did, you land grabbers and baby killers.

      • DogmaelJones1

        Tell you what, Palestinian troll: Israel is the only productive, pro-freedom, anti-slavery nation in the Mideast. And you, troll, are just a parasite. All you want to do is kill and destroy. Israel, the U.S., and Europe are all fools for continuing its aid to you, and without which you’d perish. So, go suck an egg.

        • Taimoor Khan

          Productive? Like killing babies? Occupying others’ land?

          Stop your racism and suck something which you always do.

          • reader

            Arabs killed more Arab babies than all other non-Arab peoples combined. Muslims killed more Muslim babies than all non-Muslims combined, baby killer.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            You might want to take up the babykilling with your own people.

          • iluvisrael

            right – while the cowardly hamas beasts set up shop in schools, using kids as human shields. nice try accchhhhmed.

      • Gee

        It is called a SOVEREIGN COUNTRY moron. Racist low-lifes like you fail to understand that we can do what ever we want – that is called international law

      • iluvisrael

        that’s funny considering the moslems multiply like cockroaches! So much for your taqiya of ‘ethnic cleansing’ get lost haji

    • Habbgun

      The Jihad will not be pushed back by governments. Islam is organized around the idea of subverting governments and those ideas have obviously withstood the test of time. A weak democracy or a weak potentate amount to the same thing.

      What will defeat Jihad is when the people say enough and act on. We are getting there slowly. But we are getting there.

    • Elliott

      Unfortunately, this “service” to the gazans has been running for some time. Can you imagine the uproar if Israel was to close the crossings? Israel is supplying Water AND Electricity to the gazans. One wag I overheard suggested connecting the water TO the electricity for the gazans.

    • Americana

      Ah, so there are some Palestinians who agree that Hamas needs to change its tactics. From the article: “There were even drivers from (the Bedouin Negev city of ) Rahat who agreed with me, saying that they, too, were under fire,” he said, emphasizing that “this isn’t a matter of Arabs against Jews – we’re all against Hamas.”

  • Taimoor Khan

    Shame on him.

    His children cry and he can’t bear that – but he doesn’t care for Palestinian children DYING due to Israeli terrorist bombings?

    And no blockade? Tell a better joke.

    • DogmaelJones1

      Well, no, we don’t care for Palestinian children. You’re teaching them to become “martyrs” and to hate from the git-go. Tough.

      • Taimoor Khan

        You are not different from Naz!s. They didn’t care for Jewish children too and thought all were taught blood libel.

        • reader

          If you cared about Arab babies, you’d be beating around the bushes about Syria, Libya and Iraq. But you don’t. You’re beating around the bushes out of your primal hate toward the Jews.

        • JackSpratt

          Actually you islamofascists were allied with the nazis.

    • Ivan Ewan

      Aye. They won’t live without Coca Cola. Also according to Hamas, the people of Gaza “love death more than [we] love life”. So they ought to be very grateful.

      • JackSpratt

        Give them death! They certainly deserve it.

    • Habbgun

      I don’t have a better joke for you but how about a Jeopardy Question??

      The Category Taimoor Khan

      The Answer is:

      It is a type of bird or what Taimoor Khan’s mother says after he gets back from the Muslim Brotherhood meeting

    • JackSpratt

      Nobody cares for “palestinian” children. They are terrorists just like the adults.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    We used to know how to fight a war. It’s not just luxuries. You just don’t feed your enemy until there is a complete surrender. Let’s remember that Hamas was elected and represents the will of Gazans.

    • Taimoor Khan

      Gazans does not need Israel to feed them. They will spit on Israeli supplies.

      Just let Gaza and West Bank free to do business with international world.

      if you don’t, you will never get peace and rightly so.

      • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

        Like Egypt, like Gaza … eliminate the Muslim Brotherhood!

      • Daniel Greenfield

        They will eat Israeli supplies, but first they will buy them from Hamas which resells international aid to its own people.

  • JackSpratt

    I had occasion to express my displeasure with Coca Cola a couple of years ago and they essentially told me they were in favor of illegal aliens voting in U.S. elections.

  • uleaveuswithnoalternative

    Stop the shipments of Coke and also stop ALL of the international aid given to the “Palestinians” for the last 67 years.
    The UN, the EU, the US and Israel have been supporting the “Palestinians” for almost 7 decades; BILLIONS upon BILLIONS of dollars spent to buy rockets, ammunition, drones and bombs.
    When the Israeli’s left Gaza in 2005, they left their homes, thriving businesses and a working infrastructure; in return the Israeli’s got bombed on a regular basis.

    In 2010 a mega-shopping mall was built in Gaza. In fact, if I recall, 2 malls were built that year.
    The myth of the poor, starving “Palestinians” is just that, a myth created to demonize Israel.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2010/jacob-shrybman/the-gaza-strip-mall/