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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jimmy Carter's "truth" versus reality

In Ha'aretz, Jimmy Carter repeats one of his more obvious lies about Gaza:
To me, the most grievous circumstance is the maltreatment of the people in Gaza, who are literally starving and have no hope at this time.
So I must remind my readers that I have been following the news from Gaza very closely, in both Arabic as well as English, and have yet to see a single person who starved to death.

But I have seen pictures like these from Gaza - published the same day as Carter's interview:




Notice the despondency, the distended stomachs, the flies that they are too weak to swat away, the sense of being treated like animals in a huge open-air prison that Israel created, that Carter is referring to.