After three years of defending its decision to place restrictions on Gaza to ensure that Hamas does not divert construction materials to build weapons and bunkers, Israel has now decided to ease the restrictions and allow the flow of junk foods into Gaza. Palestinian liaison official, Raed Fattouh, reported that Israel now allows soda, juice, jams, potato chips, cookies, and candy to enter Gaza.Luckily, Gazans can manage to offset the population losses that come from consuming potato chips and soda: Israel also distributes sex gum!
... Israel’s decision to allow junk food into Gaza, whether knowingly or unknowingly, will be incredibly destructive on the health and well-being of the Palestinian people in Gaza. If Israel officials are purposely allowing junk food into Gaza for this reason, then the junk food should be viewed for what it really is-- a weapon of mass of destruction.
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