Only at the Times… Gaza, Gulag on the Mediterranean

“GAZA CITY — At this time last year, as the missiles and bombs rained down in Israel’s lopsided seven-week war against Gaza, I wrote about our struggle to survive during the holy month of Ramadan. This year, another Ramadan has passed, Eid al-Fitr is over and the reality on the ground has changed very little.

The same dreadful conditions are creating desperation among Gaza’s inhabitants, whose lives are terrorized by war and stunted by the long blockade of this spit of land, 25 miles long and six miles wide. The only difference now is the absence of the smell of gunfire and explosives, and of the smoke trails from missiles fired by Israeli F-16s crashing down among civilian homes.”


I love that opening line, the author wishes to elicit sympathy for baby killers who frankly turned out to be pretty crappy at waging a war they started against a real army.

Behold a luxury hotel of the Gulag! The Al-Mashtal  h/t XX



  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Maybe you could make that argument, if the Jews in WWII were running their own death camps.

    I’m pretty sure they weren’t, the Palestinians in Gaza however are.
    Why not criticize them for making their own ‘Hell on Earth’?

  • Jay Currie

    As one NYT commentor points out, in the midst of this Hell on Earth the population of Gaza has risen from around 200,000 to 1.8 million.

    • Clausewitz

      The only thing that turns this land into a gulag are the terrorists who run the government there.

    • A miracle!

  • Minicapt

    The perfidious Jews have another weapon: missile smoke trails which can crash upon the hovels of innocent civilians.


  • Gary

    Those poor starving people in gaza.

    It’s so bad that the UN lists the men as 8th in the World for an Obesity criris while the women rank #3 for Obesity.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Those luxury hotels in Gaza house the international journalist fraternity who shed their crocodile tears over the suffering of ordinary Gazans.

  • ed

    ” roots country club and spa ” gaza 5* all the way [woogle it ]