Red Cross Says No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

The deputy head of the Red Cross in Gaza, Mathilde Redmatn, said this week.

“There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza. If you go to the supermarket, there are products. There are restaurants and a nice beach. The problem is mainly in maintenance of infrastructure and in access to goods, concrete for example,”

Red Cross: There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, The Jerusalem Post

Coming from an organization such as the International Committe for the Red Cross, this kind of statement is worth paying attention to. But, will the rest of the world listen?


Tiffany Gabbay writes in The Blaze:

Despite their claims of suffering impoverished conditions due to alleged humanitarian aid blockades imposed by Israel — Palestinians actually seem to be living high on the hog, enjoying a laundry list of luxury goods delivered directly to them by Israel. According to an UnDhimmi report, Israel has increased its delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. In addition to basic necessities the “aid” even reportedly includes daily shipments of Mercedes, high definition televisions, jacuzzi tubs,and frost-free refrigerators. Israeli officials cite the country’s humanitarian aid policies for the reported 15% increase in Gaza’s GDP.

Israel, while under a constant barrage of rocket and mortar fire from Gaza, still seems to take the term “high-road” to the next level.

– from Gaza in Lap of Luxury: Israeli Aid Includes Daily Shipment of Mercedes, HDTV’s and Jacuzzis

Having lived in Israel for almost 15 years, I am in a unique position to challenge Israel’s critics, and I find them is some of the most amazing places. In a future post, I will describe how I have successfully challenged those who incessantly attack Israel, but for now just let me say that you must never allow an attack against Israel to go unanswered.

Supporting those who are being unjustly attacked saves lives.

The life that you save might one day be your own.