(Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process)
JPost: Gaza is beyond a “humanitarian crisis” and “on the verge of a total systems failure,” UN Mideast envoy Nickolay Mladenov said Tuesday.
Speaking at the INSS annual conference in Tel Aviv, Mladenov defined a total systems failure as the “full collapse of the economy and social services,” with all the “political, humanitarian and security implications stemming from that.”
Mladenov said that the situation in Gaza needed to be high on the priority of the donor countries to the PA meeting in Brussels on Tuesday for an emergency meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee to address the Palestinian funding crisis, Gaza and the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. more …
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Never will be heard a discouraging word about the state-of-the-art greenhouses the Palestinian people were given in 2005 when 800 Jewish families were ripped from their homes in exchange for a peace that never came.
The Arabs’ first order of business, before firing rockets, was to destroy the economy-saving greenhouses, synagogues, and every vestige of Jewish life.
That the Gaza Disengagement plan is now a footnote in history is evident in the minds of the Israel-hating left, just as the $100 million spent each year on the group’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, is conveniently omitted as a cause for the growing humanitarian crisis.
According to estimates by both Israeli and Palestinian sources, spending on digging tunnels accounts for some $40 million of that annual sum while importing rockets and all sorts of weapons make up the rest.
The only reason for the existence of Hamas is the destruction of Israel, as stated in their charter. But don’t tell anyone that, it would make you an Islamophobe.