Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Story: Gazans forced to buy secondhand Israeli clothing

Firas Press has a lengthy article saying that the poor Gazans are forced to buy used Israeli clothing because they cannot afford to buy new clothes. It interviews that shamed customers, such as an engaged woman who doesn't want her fiancée to know that she bought the clothes second-hand.

Something is not making sense.

Last month, Hamas banned Israeli clothing from being imported into Gaza. So if used clothing is getting into Gaza, it seems to indicate that these are clothes that were sent by charities to be given away, not sold!

This would make sense, as Hamas already is known to confiscate medicines that are meant to be given away and sells them through pharmacies. Hamas uses the world's charity as a means to generate cash.