Wednesday, June 09, 2010

O Happy Days !


All praise to the most merciful, the most compassionate! The Israeli Government, of its own free will and kindness of heart - and not, it emphatically tells us, because of pressure in the wake of the flotilla – has decided to ease the embargo on food into Gaza.

According to Haaterz:


Israel is easing its Gaza embargo to allow snack food and beverages into the
Palestinian enclave … as of next week, Israel will allow a wider variety of
food, such as potato crisps, biscuits, canned fruit and packaged humous, as well as soft drinks and juice, into the Gaza Strip. ...

Commenting on the blockade, an Israeli security source said Israel aimed to remove all restrictions on imported food items for Gaza within a few weeks and noted that jam and several other products were approved recently.
After nearly five years of blockade, this is just too fantastic for words! I am sure Gaza residents will be SO greatful. And the international community too will see how generous Israel can be. Nothing like chips and pop to chase away the blues. And just in time for the World Cup! Lets just hope the electricity doesn’t go out during the game.

No word on whether Netnayahu and friends will allow more flour, beans, eggs, or meat into Gaza. And no mention of the non food items currently embargoed, like cement, copper and plastic pipe, nails, pencils, shoes, etc.

2 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

I hope he doesn't ship Kibbutz pork products!

4:15 pm  
Blogger Eric said...

Poisoning the Gazans with high salt high fat food and high sugar drinks

4:31 pm  

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