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Published on Jan 15, 2009 by Phyllis Chesler

Written for Pajamas Media

Big Lies About Gaza Travel Fast

The Truth Trails Slowly Behind


Yesterday, I wrote about two letters, each written by American medical students; both addressed the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The first letter, which accused only Israel of various crimes and failures, was published in The Lancet on January 12, 2009. The second letter, which alleged that the terrorist organization, Hamas, has itself committed the most heinous crimes against its own people, is about to be published in The Lancet as well. It, too, has rapidly been gaining medical student signatures.

Today, in Florida's St Petersburg Times, I read an Associated Press piece. It is their major "World and Nation" story. It cites the medical student Letter as an article by physicians in The Lancet and repeats their statistics which focus on the number of women and children dead and wounded in Gaza.

I wonder whether AP will do a follow-up story which cites the second Lancet letter and whether that will have the same psychological "punch."

More important: Will the world media note that Shifa Hospital, in Gaza City, is now Hamas HQ? As reported by Amir Mizroch in The Jerusalem Post, Hamas War Council terrorists are masquerading as doctors and are ejecting real doctors from rooms when Hamas has to meet. In order for Israel to get through to these "non-state actors," they would have to get through the one-half million Gazans who live around the hospital.

If you were the Israeli military command, what would you do?

And, according to Joel Mowbray in Fox News, UNRWA in Gaza has finally admitted that they employ terrorists from Hamas and Islamic Jihad in their school–where they teach Palestinian children how to hate both Jews and life itself.


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