Gaza gas woes: a side of the story the BBC is unlikely to tell

h/t Israellycool

Readers may remember that back in May the BBC Jerusalem Bureau’s Yolande Knell tried to persuade her audience that the shortage of cooking gas in the Gaza Strip is “partly due to border restrictions imposed by Israel”. 

As we showed at the time:

“… the shortage of cooking gas in the Gaza Strip actually has nothing to do with “border restrictions imposed by Israel” as claimed by Knell, but it does have rather a lot to do with the policies of the Palestinian Authority.”

Now it seems that the continuing problem is further complicated by the policies of Hamas. Ma’an reports:

“Hamas authorities in Gaza have closed a gas canister factory, leaving 45 workers unemployed, over allegations they tried to imitate Israeli-made products.

Factory owner Yousif Sharaf told Ma’an that the authorities sealed off his factory, which produces domestic gas canisters, after inspectors found three canisters painted silver.

“Silver canisters are banned in Gaza because they are produced in Israel.” […]

Abdul-Fattah Mousa, an official in the ministry of economy, said […] “He was informed he must stick to Palestinian standards, but he breached them by painting canisters in unaccepted color”. “

What are the chances of Yolande Knell reporting this particular news item?

 

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5 comments on “Gaza gas woes: a side of the story the BBC is unlikely to tell

  1. Cannister colour fascism courtesy of Hamas. Who would have thought it? Time for a Duvidl song:

    Three Silver Bottles
    (to the tune of children’s song “Ten Green Bottles.”)

    Three silver bottles propped against the wall.
    Three silver bottles propped against the wall,
    And if one silver bottle should accidentally fall
    Into the hands of Hamas, the factory will fall.

    DS Al Coda

    • Second verse:

      Two silver bottles propped against the wall.
      Two silver bottles propped against the wall.
      And if one silver bottle should accidentally fall
      Onto the head of Yolande, she still will not tell all.

      DS Al Coda

  2. I can make all kinds of guesses as to the personality problems these people have, but it would be of some interest to see comprehensive psychological evaluations of their makeups: anal parsimony? too early toilet training? obsessive-compulsives? etc Or is it mass hypnotism that leads to kool-aid?

  3. Wow. If we Jews own the rights to the color silver on gas canisters, surely we could demand royalties for its use worldwide! Perhaps if the canisters were repainted in the Hamas colors, including lots of red for the blood shed and that which is yet to be shed, then this would be acceptable to the PA.

  4. What’s the betting that some Hamas senior official has, just by coincidence, a gas bottle factory. Well someone has got too.

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