Gideon Levy makes a very important point about the trucks - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • AB
    • 10.06.10 | 12:43 (IDT)

    The IDF bragged that 48,000 tons of food reached Gaza in the first quarter of 2010. This is almost 200,000 tons a year. However, a population of 1.3 million needs about 1 millon tons a year (US Dept of Agriculture figures) If IDF numbers are right, only about 20% of Gaza's food is imported legally. The rest has to be smuggled in. Indeed, the World Bank claims that 80% of goods in Gaza have to be smuggled through the Hamas-controlled tunnels (with Hamas taking a cut). Gideon Levy is very correct to call attention to the disinformation contained in the 'hundreds of truck' claim. This is a lie, sitting out in the open.

    from the article: In response to Bernard-Henri Levy
    First published 04:44 10.06.10 | Last updated 04:44 10.06.10
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