Luxury shopping mall opens in 'beleagured' Gaza

Thomas Lifson
If Israel's blockade on shipping weapons and war materiel to Gaza were really so terrible, would Gaza have celebrated the opening of a new luxury shopping mall last weekend? To be sure, numbers of people are kept in tents to provide photo ops for the anti-Israel media, and to provide "victims" to fire up Jew haters. But the realitry is that Gaza enjoys abundant supplies of necessities through channels obligingly kept open by The Zionist Entity, including the building materials necessary for a shopping mall filled with luxury goods.

Journalist Tom Gross provides pictures of the shopping mall here. Arutz Sheva quotes him:

Gross, who has previously posted pictures of fancy restaurants, shops filled with goods, and even an Olympic-size swimming pool during the "Israeli siege," pointed out that Gaza enjoys a higher standard of living than Turkey, which recently sent citizens on a flotilla to Gaza in violation of an Israeli naval blockade of Hamas. Noting that life expectancy and literacy rates are higher in Gaza than in Turkey, while infant mortality rates are lower, he asked, "Have they considered that perhaps the humanitarian flotillas ought to be going in the other direction, towards Turkey?"

Gaza's standard of living depends on welfare provided by others, including US Taxpayers. President Obama just increased US donations, in fact. 
If Israel's blockade on shipping weapons and war materiel to Gaza were really so terrible, would Gaza have celebrated the opening of a new luxury shopping mall last weekend? To be sure, numbers of people are kept in tents to provide photo ops for the anti-Israel media, and to provide "victims" to fire up Jew haters. But the realitry is that Gaza enjoys abundant supplies of necessities through channels obligingly kept open by The Zionist Entity, including the building materials necessary for a shopping mall filled with luxury goods.

Journalist Tom Gross provides pictures of the shopping mall here. Arutz Sheva quotes him:

Gross, who has previously posted pictures of fancy restaurants, shops filled with goods, and even an Olympic-size swimming pool during the "Israeli siege," pointed out that Gaza enjoys a higher standard of living than Turkey, which recently sent citizens on a flotilla to Gaza in violation of an Israeli naval blockade of Hamas. Noting that life expectancy and literacy rates are higher in Gaza than in Turkey, while infant mortality rates are lower, he asked, "Have they considered that perhaps the humanitarian flotillas ought to be going in the other direction, towards Turkey?"

Gaza's standard of living depends on welfare provided by others, including US Taxpayers. President Obama just increased US donations, in fact.