The biggest prison on earth


One of the silliest, and most absurd, cliches about Gaza – one that is parroted by the media and, most recently, by British Prime Minister David Cameron – is that Israel has turned Gaza into aprison camp“.

Well, here’s a video of the deplorable conditions inside this “prison”. (H/T, Israel Matsav)

12 comments on “The biggest prison on earth

  1. Hey, hang on, you callously forgot to point out the obvious evidence everywhere in this video that Gaza is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis! Send for Baroness Ashton, John Gig and Judge Blindfold-Bathurst right now!

  2. I added the link to David Camerons official Facebook page. Wonder how long it will stay there before being deleted.

  3. after looking at this video I was thinking about taking my next summer vacation in Gaza. But I´m not sure about how they would treat an English Jewish Zionist like myself? Do you think I would get a friendly reception?

  4. Yes, Harvey. Baroness Ashton has already done some prison visiting and deplored the dreadful conditions on our behalf, and that fine moral philosopher, our Foreign Secretary William Hague will soon be visiting and will no doubt make some speeches damning the Israelis for the fearful situation in Gaza which we see before us. But still, we need Ed Miliband to go there before we can be sure that the terrible plight of the Gazans is being adequately and fully brought to the attention of the world.

  5. OyVaGoy, I don’t disagree with your point – but the hyperbole, and gross distortions, used to describe the situation there (huge humanitarian crisis, prison camp, etd.) simply has to be rebutted.

  6. The Gazans might feel threatened by being governed by the murderous Hamasniks, despite the fact that Gerald Kaufman admires their tailoring and their diction
    ‘I’ve been lead to believe that Hamas are going to be ruffians, illiterate…but if you were to meet the democratically elected Hamas leader…[they] were ‘elegant, beautifully dressed, beautifully spoken’ Not at all what you would expect of impoverished wretches imprisoned and helpless.

  7. Putting the ‘Prison Camp’ aspect of Gaza to one side, I’d like to see Cameron, Hague and Cleggo find the guts to speak out against the child abuse occuring every day in the Palestinian territories via the systematic indoctrination of children into jihad and martyrdom.

    It’s all very well thinking that you can achieve a peace deal if you bring the leaders together and end up with signatures on a treaty, but that doesn’t address the hatred being formented amongst the young. It doesn’t take that long to indoctrinate people, but it can take a heck of a long time to undo the damage.

    Our politicians are utterly spineless. They froth all they want at Israel, knowing that they’re safe when they do so, but not one of them can find the courage to say diddly-squat to Hamas et al. Not even for the sake of the poor kids who don’t know any better.

  8. Adam Levick

    I don’t disagree with your point – but the hyperbole, and gross distortions, used to describe the situation there (huge humanitarian crisis, prison camp, etd.) simply has to be rebutted.

    Yes. That’s exactly the point Adam. The Guardian has been grinding out rubbish about people starving and no medical attention. And Cameron and Hague seem to a lapped it up.

    A truly deplorable situation and hardly flattering to these two..

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