UN Mideast Envoy Shills for Hamas
The United Nations’ Middle East envoy says Israel needs to open their borders with the Hamas terror state, and blames Israel for the nightmarish state of Gaza: UN Mideast envoy warns of Gaza collapse.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Wednesday of impending economic collapse in the Gaza Strip unless Israel reopens the Hamas-led territory’s main commercial crossing to the outside world to ease international isolation.
Michael Williams said the closure of the Karni crossing in early June has prevented the export of agricultural and industrial goods to Israel, the West Bank and elsewhere, as well as the import of materials needed for manufacturing and construction. The restriction has brought the Gaza economy to a standstill.
The World Bank estimates that 75 percent of Gaza’s factories have closed and more than 68,000 Palestinian workers have been laid off as a result, he said.
“Unless the crossings are open for imports and exports, the downward economic spiral will lead to extensive hardship for an already impoverished Gaza Strip,” Williams told the U.N. Security Council in his regular monthly briefing on the Middle East.
The Palestinians in Gaza voted overwhelmingly for Hamas, and got exactly what they wanted—a radical Islamic government that could not care less about their welfare.