We'll start with Bill Corcoran who declares "Gaza is a Victim Once Again." And not a victim of their own actions either. By the way, four of Corcoran's six articles on the Huffington Post are about Gaza. Agenda much? Corcoran just basically goes through the usual rattling off of statistics (never mentioning the word "Hamas" or "rockets" once in his entire article) but at least he attempts to blame Egypt a little:
"Gaza is home to 1.7 million men, women and children, squeezed into an area just about twice the size of Washington, D.C. Its border with Israel mostly has been sealed since 2007 with only limited supplies allowed entry. Since July, the border with Egypt has been shut tight too. That closure resulted from the political turmoil in Egypt that also spurred the military to destroy hundreds of tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border that were used to bring in essentials like food and household supplies and fuel to keep the place running."Actually, the closure resulted from Hamas (there's that word again) supporting Islamists who were trying to take over the country, not to mention their assistance of jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula who have killed dozens of Egyptian soldiers. But I understand why Corcoran wouldn't mention this as it undermines his thesis that the Gazans are "victims," and victims by definition can't be responsible for their own situation.
Also this thing about the tunnels is an old talking point that has since been busted. Israel brings in the essentials like food and fuel, the tunnels are used to make money and to bring in luxuries. The people of Gaza are absolutely not dependent on the tunnels working, if anything they would be better off without them because Hamas taxes the stuff that comes through it. But again, we can't mention this.
Many little lies and half-truths make up the bulk of this article. Claims like "Gaza's only power plant shut down for lack of fuel," are made, not mentioning that there's no fuel because Hamas refuses to pay for it. But as it turns out, Corcoran is less interested in the people of Gaza then he is in advertising for the refugee agency he works for:
"International NGOs like ANERA that work in Gaza try to ease the suffering. We deliver shipments of donated critical medicines to replenish the stocks of hospitals and clinics...."And so forth. The good news is that hardly anyone even noticed the article and there are only three comments attached to it. Not so much for our next article, which is basically an Amnesty International press release which quotes a Palestinian press release.