Greta Berlin’s press releases for the "Free Gaza movement" could be classified as works of fiction. My comments in italics.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Contact: Greta Berlin, +33 63 142 7577, Iristulip@gmail.com
Huwaida Arraf, +970-598-336-215, +972-542-635-936, firstname.lastname@example.org
Caoimhe Butterly, +353 876 114 553, email@example.com
On May 24, 2010, the Freedom Flotilla sets sail for Gaza determined to, once again, challenge Israel’s blockade of 1.5 million Palestinians trapped in an open-air prison.
An open air prison with 25 miles of white Mediterranean beaches
These passengers include members of Parliament from around the world, U.N., human rights and trade union activists, as well as journalists who will document the largest coordinated effort to directly confront Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza and take in basic supplies.
Greta, could you mean basic supplies including wheat and flour, meat, chicken, fish and legumes in addition to agricultural produce, animal feed, hygiene products and medicals supplies?
These already came through the crossings from Israel. along with games, basketballs and balloons, trampolines and swimming pools, generators, air-conditioning accessories, clothing, shoes and hats, chairs, mattresses and styrofoam cups; and raw materials for paper production.
In the past three months, Israel has limited fuel to run the power station.
Gas for domestic use (cooking and heating) is supplied according to Palestinian demand and is not subject to any limitation by Israel
Much of Gaza is often in darkness.
Uh huh. Generally beginning at dusk. Ending at dawn. Like the rest of the world.
There are just enough trucks coming in to barely prevent total starvation,
According to Unicef, Palestinians have the second lowest rate of stunting and malnutrition in the Arab Middle east. Its no wonder , with 439 truckloads (10,983 tons) of goods transferred to the Gaza Strip just last week
Egypt, complicit with the Israeli-US policy of blockading Palestinians, is building an underground steel wall to prevent people in Gaza from bringing in vitally needed supplies through tunnels.
Maybe the Palestinians shouldn’t have passed over a million dollars worth of counterfeit funds last time they were allowed in
I can’t help but wonder if the free Gaza group will stay at the Commodore Gaza again, and eat at Roots, described by the Lonely planet guide as where "important people dine on steak au poivre and chicken cordon bleu" . Their own website describes "Sophisticated, exquisite, diverse and approachable Cuisine" The 14 page menu sure looks good.