Feb. 15, 2019
- Gaza’s Self-Inflicted Health Crisis – Evelyn Gordon
An international aid agency reported that Gaza hospitals are severely short of doctors and lack 60% of necessary medications, including basics like painkillers and antibiotics. The Palestinian Authority receives international aid for humanitarian needs in both Gaza and the West Bank. It ostensibly budgets $41.3 million a year for medical supplies for Gaza, but it hasn’t paid this money in months.
The same PA has no trouble finding $330 million a year to pay salaries to jailed terrorists. Nor will Hamas divert any of the hundreds of millions of dollars a year it spends on its own military to ease Gazans’ humanitarian plight. What motivates both Palestinian governments and many ordinary Palestinians isn’t the desire to have their own state, but the desire to eradicate the Jewish one. (JNS)