Turkish ‘Humanitarian Aid’ to Gaza: Ball-Bearings, Cement Mixers

Let’s have a contest to decide the best humanitarian uses (in Gaza today) for the cement mixers and ball bearings generously sought to be provided by Turkey. Here are my suggestions:

The cement mixers can be used to mix bread ingredients. Loaves of bread can then be baked in surplus World War II era ovens and used to feed the starving people of Gaza.

The ball bearings can amuse the remaining children of Gaza who have neither suitable video games nor other toys. They can use them rather like marbles, of which they have none due to the Zionist occupation and blockades.


Turkish ‘Humanitarian Aid’ to Gaza: Ball-Bearings, Cement Mixers, Israel National News, Ari Soffer, July 31, 2014

Is Turkey supporting war against Israel? Customs officials seize ‘humanitarian’ aid, fear suspicious cargo destined for Hamas.

ball bearingsBall-bearings are commonly used by terrorists as shrapnel in Qassam rockets Thinkstock

The timing of those specific items of “humanitarian aid” is particularly suspicious; Gaza’s civilian population are hardly appealing for fresh supplies of ball-bearings, and rebuilding targets struck by the Israeli Air Force while it is still operating over Gaza’s skies seems a rather unfruitful endeavor.

For their part, the owners of the seized container claim that the mixers were not specifically meant for making cement, but for other, unspecified, uses. They added that the ball-bearings were meant for use in the mixers.

Customs officials at southern Israel’s Ashdod port discovered hundreds of ball-bearings and cement mixers in a Turkish shipment of “humanitarian aid” to…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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