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Central Gaza is “drowning in goods and aid”

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  • PA TV: There’s food in Gaza, but public employees can’t buy it because they can’t get to their salaries

  • PA TV contradicts its own war libels: Central Gaza is “drowning in goods and aid”

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Terror organization Hamas and the PA want the world to believe that there is no food in the Gaza Strip and that Palestinians there are suffering a famine. But the PA’s own TV reporter in Gaza tells another story: While claiming that Gazans in the northern Strip suffer starvation and high prices, she also explained that central Gaza is overflowing with products and aid:

Official PA TV reporter in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza: “The central district [of the Gaza Strip] is drowning in goods and aid while the northern [Gaza Strip] is suffering from a crisis of starvation and a very great increase in prices.”

[Official PA TV, June 26, 2024]

Also reporting directly from the Gaza Strip last month, official PA TV’s reporter explained that what prevents the PA’s public employees from buying food and other necessities is the fact that they “can’t get to their salaries” and that the goods therefore “sit and spoil.” PMW already reported that Gazan residents complained that they can’t take their money from the banks because Hamas is acting as if the ATMs are their “private property” and no one else can make withdrawals:

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Official PA TV reporter from Deir Al-Balah, Gaza: “It is impossible for the public employees to get to their salaries. Therefore, the goods that are with the merchants sit and spoil, or they are sold at prices lower than they were, even though not long ago they were sold at a price several times higher than their price in the past.”

[Official PA TV, May 22, 2024]

Palestinian Media Watch has already reported that Hamas also is controlling the food and aid.

Note: The UN admitted in late June 2024 that there was no evidence of famine in Gaza during the 2023 Gaza war.

Hamas war on Israel October 2023 - Over 1,100 Israelis, including over 800 civilians, were murdered and over 5,000 wounded, in addition to approximately 251 who were abducted into the Gaza Strip (including 135 later released or liberated - 19 of them whose bodies were retrieved - and at least 41 who were killed and had their bodies held), in a Hamas terror war that began when approximately 3,000 Hamas terrorists and thousands of Gazan civilians broke through Israel's security fence at the Gaza Strip border and launched a surprise attack, taking control of several Israeli towns and attacking a music festival on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, which fell on the Sabbath, Oct. 7, 2023. During the massacre the terrorists tortured, raped, shot, beheaded, and burned their victims alive, murdering entire families and leaving at least 21 children without parents. Hamas terrorists also fired at least 5,000 rockets at Israeli population centers. In response, Israel launched Operation Iron Swords to counter the Hamas terror threat. Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon joined Hamas' terror war starting from the following day, attacking Israel from the north. Occasional rocket launches and shootings continued from Lebanon throughout the war. A ceasefire and prisoner exchange deal began on Nov. 24, 2023, in which Israel agreed to release 150 terrorist prisoners, pause drone surveillance in the Gaza Strip, and allow movement between the northern and southern Gaza Strip, in return for 50 Israeli female and child hostages held by Hamas. The deal was subsequently extended with additional releases, until Hamas violated the agreement and resumed attacking on Dec. 1, 2023.

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