Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Holy Sh*t

You'll remember that 2012 story of Israel flooding Gaza with sewage:-

A Palestinian environmentalist says the Israeli regime is engaged in systematically destroying the environment in the Gaza Strip by dumping sewage into the Gaza Valley and its surrounding areas, Press TV reports.

Something similar occurred in 2007 and Israel, though not at all to blame, was somehow dragged in to the cesspool of anti-Semitic accusations about it even two years earlier:-

Before leaving Gaza in 2005, it is alleged that Israeli settlements diverted sewage water and also industrial and chemical waste into the underground water resources. These sources are managed and operated by the Coastal Water Municipality facility funded by the European Union and other donors.

And then there was the 2008 Hari story (thanks to HR), when he wrote about:

  a remembered smell fills my nostrils. It is the smell of shit.

and claimed he wrote that after a sewage overrun in Gaza. I countered him later.

Well, what wasn't true then is true now, but Israel isn't involved:-

Egypt Flushes Out Gaza Tunnel Diggers With Sewage! | February 26th, 2013

Besides the really terrible new factor, the consequences for the environment are as equally yuck: the Egyptian army is looking to stall and stop Gazan smugglers from digging tunnels from the Gaza Strip to Egypt’s Sinai have found a new and dirty way to flush out smugglers: they are pouring raw sewage into the underground tunnels. Leaders in Gaza are trying to figure out how this tactic bodes for future relations with the Islamic leaders in Egypt.

So much crap.


1 comment:

Chana said...

Hey, that's my daughter leading the charge of stormers! I knew she was leading a tour group that day, but I couldn't find her in the picture before.