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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Gaza's wide open spaces

Here are some translated extracts from a very richly illustrated and well argumented article by Professeur Franklin from Riposte Laique:

(Gaza: the pictures that the French medias are hiding from you) 

Gaza has a lot of uninhabited zones

In a text describing the conditions under which his team realised a reportage about the launching of a rocket from a densely populated civil zone in Gaza (we showed this video in our previous article), Sreenivasan Jain, correspondant of the Indian TV chain NDTV writes: 
« ...Instead a series of arguments have been thrown at us, for instance, the ‘we have no choice’ argument, suggesting that Israeli encroachment has deprived Gaza of open spaces from which Hamas can launch attacks. This is factually dubious – one only has to drive down the Salahudin Road from Gaza City in the north to Khan Younis in the south to see that the Gaza strip is not, as is commonly believed a continuous urban agglomeration. »

A picture is often worth a thousand words, so here is a map of Gaza: 

All the white zones on that map are either fields or wastelands. Consequently Gaza has numerous uninhabited zones from whence HAMAS could launch its rockets. 

But the terrorists of Hamas, as all terrorists, are cowards: they prefer to launch their rockets from populated zones in order to use civilians as human shields, which constitutes a war crime. 

It is not surprising that "antisionists" and other anti-Jewish "militants for peace" reject categorically any information coming from Tsahal, the defence army of Israel. But it is a scandal that the French medias do the same and prefer to pass on slavishly the propaganda from Hamas terrorists, just as they passed on, slavishly, the propaganda from Goebbels during the second World War. 

However we prefer to take our information (among other sources) from the only democracy in the Middle East, just as the French Resistance took their information for Radio London, which broadcast from the UK, the only democracy in Europe at that time. 

If you think that my choice of music here refers ironically to the Siren Song of Hamas, the terrorist occupiers of Gaza "we are sooooooooooo fenced in and soooooooooo crowded, we just have to launch rockets from private houses, hospitals and kindergartens", you are right. 

pssst, ever wondered why their brothers in Egypt do not want to open the "door" to Hamas? 
It's not only Israel you know.... 

Is it me or are Siren Songs getting more vulgar, having devolved from the rather grand Homer and the poetic Heinrich Heine to the offensively stupid  lies of a bottom-dwelling terrorist group seducing some of the most dangerously moronic  herds  in human history?

Siren Song
By Margaret Atwood

This is the one song everyone
would like to learn: the song
that is irresistible:

the song that forces men
to leap overboard in squadrons
even though they see the beached skulls

the song nobody knows
because anyone who has heard it
is dead, and the others can't remember.

Shall I tell you the secret
and if I do, will you get me
out of this bird suit?

I don't enjoy it here
squatting on this island
looking picturesque and mythical

with these two feathery maniacs,
I don't enjoy singing
this trio, fatal and valuable.

I will tell the secret to you,
to you, only to you.
Come closer. This song

is a cry for help: Help me!
Only you, only you can,
you are unique

at last. Alas
it is a boring song
but it works every time.


  1. Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld21 August 2014 at 21:07

    I am tired of reading that Hamas has to launch rockets at Israel from school yards, mosques, and hospitals because all of Gaza is heavily populated and there's not any place there in which civilians can take refuge and be safe from Israel's retaliation. The map and commentary you have published on this page is invaluable. Thank you.

  2. Thank you Marjorie for your comments. I not only agree with you but I would even go further: I find it offensive that anyone should agree (explicitly or implicitly) with the Terrorist Group Hamas launching rockets at the civilian population of Israel at all.

    Hamas = ISIS = Hamas.