Wednesday, June 19, 2024

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024
  • Elder of Ziyon
The New York Times discusses the failure of the US-built pier in Gaza that was meant to bring in humanitarian aid. 

There are a number of bizarre parts of the article, like "military officials are now warning aid organizations that the project could be dismantled as early as next month, a looming deadline that officials say they hope will pressure Israel to open more ground routes." This implies the lie that Israel is limiting aid into Gaza when in fact there are hundreds of trucks of aid that the UN has not picked up or distributed - the bottleneck is not the existing land routes. 

Not to mention how bizarre it is that the looming dismantling of an aid pier that never brought in significant amounts of aid should pressure Israel. 

This doesn't compare to the jaw-dropping statement by an official from Project HOPE:

Earlier this month, the Pentagon rejected claims on social media that the pier had been used in an Israeli raid that freed four hostages but that led to the deaths of scores of Palestinians.

In the hours after the rescue, video circulated online showing an Israeli military helicopter taking off from the beach with the U.S. pier in the background.

After the videos emerged, U.S. Central Command said in a statement that the pier and “its equipment, personnel and assets were not used in the operation to rescue hostages today in Gaza.”

Last week, Maj. Gen. Patrick S. Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary, denounced “inaccurate social media allegations” that the pier was part of the rescue, but said that “there was some type of helicopter activity” near the pier during the operation.

Arlan Fuller, the director of emergency response with Project Hope, said the image of “the helicopter taking off from the beach really was contravening to the overall use of the humanitarian space.” He added that the image “muddies the waters” and could put humanitarian workers on the pier in greater risk.
Israel apparently used a helicopter on a beach near the pier to rescue civilian hostages from Hamas. The pier had nothing to do with the rescue, except, perhaps, that it was an area already secured from potential attack since the IDF is responsible for securing the pier for the US troops there.

According to this NGO, however, having a pier in the background of an unconfirmed video of rescuing civilian hostages "was contravening to the overall use of the humanitarian space." 

What, exactly, is more humanitarian than saving people's lives? 

Apparently, the answer is "optics."  Israel not only has to be concerned with actual logistics of rescuing people, but it must also guard against how Jew-haters will lie about the rescue and is therefore responsible to ensure that antisemites cannot come up with more conspiracy theories.

No, Israel should have instead brought the helicopter to a place where an RPG could bring it down and kill the hostages. Or better yet, it should not rescue hostages at all. 

This is how the head of a humanitarian mission views things. And it reveals that in today's world, Jewish lives simply do not matter. 

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