“This is a part of the plot by Israelis, Arabs and Europeans to restore the rule of the [Fatah-led] Palestinian Authority in Gaza.”
This is not a statement from a comedy theatre. Its a statement by Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri.
Israel’s decision to ease its blockade on Gaza has had an odd effect on the region: it has apparently thrown retailers into a panic, causing them to pressure their rulers. Due to the goods that continue to be “imported” through the Gaza smuggler tunnels, as well as those that enter the region by truck, there is now a surplus of products in the small market.
According to the Gaza-based Al Ayyam newspaper, clothing retailers are claiming that rather than a lack, there is now an overabundance of selections in their market.
Data gleaned from the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CoGAT) for June showed a 60 percent increase in aid transferred from Israel to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom Crossing.
The problem is that since Hamas has not paid salaries, there are few customers available to buy the goods.
It is extremely bizarre, that when thousands of children are dying in Islamic Somalia and Islamic Darfur, the International community has forced Israel to create a situation of over supply in Gaza.
These three areas are ruled by Radical Islamic terrorist organizations. But only Hamas attacks Israel.
No one have been willing to listen to Israel, who have correctly warned that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, since 15.000 tons of aid are transported on trucks into the Gaza-strip every week.
Now: What to do with the economic crisis created in Gaza by oversupplies of food and household goods?
Because of the on going Islamic civil war between Hamas and al-Fatha, the Gazans had not been payed salaries for some time.
So I guess the best thing to do for President Obama, is to also pay the salaries. So that both members of Hamas and al-Fatah can afford to purchase all the American goods, Washington has forced Israel to deliver.
That would be a good testimony to the American electorate: Obama, the highest protector of Hamas, having thousands of its soldiers on his payroll.