‘Starving’ Gazans export food to Judea and Samaria

March 5, 2012

(Carl) It’s been a while since we heard that the ‘Palestinians’ in Gaza are starving. And with good reason. The Gazans are now wealthy enough that they are exporting food to the ‘Palestinians’ in Judea and Samaria.

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Monday helped transfer pallets of fortified date bars from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank through Israeli crossing ports, a WFP press release said.
This is the first batch of a total of 140 tons of locally-produced date bars (or 19 truckloads) that will be used in WFP’s school feeding distributions in the West Bank, it added.
‘This transfer from Gaza to the West Bank is the first of its kind since the inception of the blockade in 2007 and hopefully more will follow in order to support children learning and school assistance and concomitantly help boost the private sector and support a productive economy in Gaza’, says Pablo Recalde, WFP Country Director in the occupied Palestinian territory.
WFP was previously purchasing all date bar requirements for school feeding in Egypt or in Turkey until a factory was identified in the Gaza Strip. The factory has the capacity to supply the needed quantities at a competitive price and meeting WFP quality standards.
These date bars are already used in the Gaza Strip school feeding program and will now be used in the West Bank as well, where WFP assists 75,000 school children in 292 schools in the most food insecure areas, notably in Israeli-controlled Area C, Seam Zone and Bedouin communities.

Oh, wait. They were wealthy enough to do this before too, weren’t they? It’s just that they wouldn’t do it with Israel around. But I wouldn’t eat those date bars anyway. They’re probably full of worms