by Daniel Greenfield
Thousands of Americans have died of the coronavirus. But ‘Gaza Firster’Democrats don’t care.
Not in America. In Gaza.
According to the Senate letter, “as of March 24, the first two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Gaza Strip.”
That’s two cases. Two. The United States has over 200,000 as of now.
By the time you read this, there will be many more.
Bernie and Leahy’s Vermont has 293 cases. But Sanders cares more about Gaza than Burlington. Warren’s Massachusetts has 6,620 cases. Van Hollen’s Maryland has 1,660 cases. Udall’s New Mexico has 315 cases. Thomas Carper’s Delaware has 319 cases. Jeff Merkley’s Oregon has 660 cases. Sherrod Brown’s Ohio has 2,199 cases.
None of these eight Democrats represent states that are free of the pandemic. All of them represent states that have far more severe coronavirus problems than the terrorist occupied West Bank or Gaza.
Unfortunately, they’re Gaza Firsters.
The Democrats whine that Gaza has a “weak public health system”. Maybe that’s because Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group in charge of Gaza, has put its money into rockets, not health care.
Lefties love lecturing about how much health care a jet or tank could pay for. They can take their anti-war lecture tour to Gaza and explain to Hamas how many ventilators they could get for one missile.
But Bernie Sanders has repeatedly urged cutting off military aid to Israel, while pouring more money into Gaza. The lefty theme is, “No missiles for Israel, lots of missiles for the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The letter quotes an article claiming that in Gaza, “health ministry officials”whined “that just one person infected with the deadly virus would end in ‘complete disaster’“
The health ministry officials are Hamas terrorists. They’re just as illegitimate as officials of Al Qaeda or ISIS.
And the article is from March 9th.
There has been more than one person infected with the coronavirus in Gaza. And a month later, there’s no disaster.
Senate Democrats are searching for a coronavirus disaster in Gaza that isn’t there while ignoring the one in their own states. This bizarrely treasonous Gaza Firsting is wildly irresponsible when the people who elected them are dying. And they’re demanding that we urgently focus on the Gazans who aren’t dying.
The eight Democrats complain that President Trump cut off aid to UNRWA. The reason we did that is because UNRWA’s employees in Gaza were Hamas members and the UN group’s facilities were used as staging grounds for terrorist attacks.
They demand that the State Department inform them of what steps President Trump is taking to “provide the Palestinian people with access to adequate medicine, medical equipment, personnel, and other resources to combat the threat of a major coronavirus health crisis?”
Here’s a thought.
Perhaps the United States government should make sure that every American health care worker has protective masks and gloves, and every coronavirus patient in this country has access to a ventilator, before anyone even thinks about sending a single piece of medical equipment to Gaza.
Just last week, Trump administration officials shipping the protective equipment they were trying to secure for American health care workers off to foreign countries. We’re already providing aid to close allies like Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and, Pakistan. Maybe we can hold off on shipping stuff to Hamas that we could use in the United States.
But it’s not just the eight Gaza Firsters in the United States Senate that are running the Gaza show.
It’s a good thing that the EU, which has a horrific death rate in Italy and Spain, and Russia, which just shut down much of the country, and the UN, have nothing to worry about except the Hamas territory.