Lauren Booth in the concentration camp that is Gaza, a population starving, and it’s worse than Darfur. Who said peace activists are the sharpest blades in the kitchen drawer?
YNET: reports her saying: “In a telephone interview with Ynet on Wednesday, Booth slammed Israel’s policies and called Gaza “the largest concentration camp in the world today. […]Yesterday, I visited mothers of children under the age of five. Nutrition here has deteriorated threefold over the last two years because it is impossible to bring food through the crossings. Unemployment has risen, so people can’t even afford to buy what food there is left.”
‘It’s as bad as Darfur’When asked about Israel’s right to respond to incessant attacks emanating from Gaza, Booth evoked Holocaust-related rhetoric. “There is no right to punish people this way. There is no justification for this kind of collective punishment. You were in the concentration camps, and I can’t believe that you are allowing the creation of such a camp yourselves.”
“The Palestinians’ suffering is physical, mental and emotional,” she went on, “there is not a family here in which someone is not in desperate need of work, shelter or food. This is a humanitarian crisis on the scale of Darfur. Yeah, riiiiight! KGSH/T: Joy WolfeNOTE: I like the picture of the concentration camp inmate holding the cell phone while waiting in line. Note the desperation on his face as he texts a message to another inmate.