King David and The Red-Headed Canard

King David and The Red-Headed Canard

Anti-Semites will use any and every angle they can to discredit Israel and the rights of Jews to live there. One of the most common canards advanced by the anti-Semites is the claim that European Jews are not real Jews, that they are not descendants of the ancient Israelites, and do not come from the Levant region where Israel is located. You will hear such terms as “Khazars,” “Ashkenazim,” and “Slavs.” In spite of scientific and genetic evidence that all Jews – Ashkenazi or Sephardi – can trace their ancestry to the Levant (see https://www.familytreedna.com/PDF/Genetics-of-Ashkenazi-Jewish-origins.pdf) the accusation persists.

In order to advance the lie that the modern  Jew is not related to the ancient Israelites or the “real Jews,” the anti-Semites will often present red-headed Jews as proof, often in a very derogatory way, as shown here:

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Can this be the truth? Does the fact that there are some red-headed Jews mean that the modern day Jews are impostors? That they have no connection to the ancient Israelites or the land of Israel? Of course not. It’s just another antisemitic canard advanced by Jew haters to try and convince others that the Jews are not what they think. That they are an evil, sub-human group. Let’s look at this from several angles to dispel this vicious antisemitic lie.

What is Red Hair?

Red hair occurs in up to 2% of world population and most frequently in Northern and Western Europe whose prevalence of red hair rises up to 6%. It is a recessive gene and a genetic mutation. If the anti-Semites used red hair to identify Jews as European, it would dispel another anti-Semitic canard that all Jews come from the Eastern Khazars which are not known for red hair and do not come from the region where red hair is most prevalent, such as the Scandinavian areas. But anti-Semites are not in the business of disproving lies about Jews, they are in the business of starting and advancing them, so they have no problems advancing both lies often at the same time.

Getting back to the issue of red hair, people all around the world contain the gene mutation that results in red hair, from China to Papua New Guinea to the Berbers of North Africa to, yes even, the Middle East.

Here is a Melanesian red-headed woman from Papua New Guinea with the red hair gene mutation.

And who can forget the Iraqi military commander and Saddam Hussein adviser Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri with his bright read hair, thick red mustache, and fair complexion.

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Yes, there are even red-headed Palestinians, as evidenced by this man with a large bushy red beard gathered outside the house of a 17 year old terrorist in the Palestinian Territories after the terrorist broke into the bedroom of a 12 year old Jewish girl and stabbed her to death in her sleep.

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Even looking at a map showing the genetic haplogroup that determines red hair R1b shows the Levant clearly included.

What about the Jews?

A 1903 study in New York City of 2300 Jews found that the vast majority had dark hair and only 3% had red hair. I would assume that is within a standard deviation of the global prevalence of red hair. If you just look at men’s beards, over 10% of Jewish men have red beards. Well doesn’t 3% seem a little high or 10% for beards? Not really when you considered that Jews were forcibly evicted from their homes and scattered to places in the known world including the rest of the middle east and yes, Europe. One thing that anti-Semites require of all Jews is to show pure racial homogeneity to prove they are Jews and entitled to return to their ancestral home. An impossible requirement. The truth is like all people in the world past and present, Jews in Europe at times married the local population and integrated them into the community or the “tribe.” So yes, there are European genes among  Jews, just as there are in South American among the native populations from the invasion of the conquistadors or in all parts of the world controlled by the British Empire. But in the end, remember that science proves that all Jews share a common middle eastern ancestry regardless were they were exiled to or the proportionally few number of interracial/interfaith marriages that occurred.

The Ancient Israelites, King David, and Red Hair

That still does not give us insight into the ancient inhabitants of the land of Israel and the modern Jews connection or disassociation from them based on red hair. Does it? Our knowledge of ancient Israel and Israelites comes from the Bible. Let’s analyze the Bible not as a work of theology, but as a historical collections of tales told by ancient people who relate their experiences in their writing.

The Jewish Bible, or what the Christians call the Old Testament, does not often give physically descriptions of biblical figures unless they are distinctive or germane to the tale. For example Queen Esther is described for her abounding beauty, which is important to her story and why the Persian king chose her.

In the book of Samuel I, Samuel is instructed by G-d to find the next king of Israel. He is sent to a man named Jesse to meet his sons as possible candidates. He meets the seven oldest sons and they are quickly dismissed. They are not given any kind of distinctive physical description, nor is Jesse the father or their family as a whole. But when Samuel meets David the Shepard, the youngest son and the man who would be the most famous king in Israel’s history, he is very specifically described.

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The word they use to translate as ruddy is admoni.

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Admoni comes from the root word in Hebrew of Adom or Red

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Modern Hebrew uses the transliteration of the English word “ginger” – gingi – instead of admoni to demote a person with red hair because the definition of admoni is debated. However, modern Hebrew does use admoni to for red haired animals, such as:

  • Pandor Admoni – Red Panda
  • Ze’ev Admoni – Red Wolf

Biblical scholars and historians are split on whether the description of David as adomi refers to his hair, his face (rosy cheeks), or both. But red hair is just as if not more likely than red faced. If you look at David’s description as a whole you can imagine the young David, with his red hair/cheeks, fair/beautiful eyes, and attractive appearance,  looked something like this:

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Often people who are described as having a ruddy face also have a fair complexion and/or red hair to match.

We know that the writer(s) of the bible meant to describe David physically as admoni (red) and not an allusion to his personality. The biblical authors were very careful to not assign similar personality traits to both heroes and anti-heroes of the bible. The only other individual who is described with the word admoni in the bible is Essau, who is painted in very negative light. It is extremely unlikely that they would have used the same personality trait for one of the least likable and one of the most likable figures in the entire bible. It is more likely that admoni referred to both of them sharing the recessive red-headed gene.

So biblical exegesis shows us that King David is the only brother described with red hair and also one of only two individuals in the entire bible with red hair.

In other words, there were people with red hair among the ancient Israelites, but they were few in number. Doesn’t that sound a bit like modern Jews?

David was one of eight brothers with red hair – or 12% – statistically similar to the number of modern Jewish men with red beards. Surely if one of the most famous ancient Israelites can possess red hair so can modern day Jews, don’t you think?

The truth is the entire argument put forward by the anti-Semites is an exercise in futility. Any person anywhere can have red hair. Hair color is irrelavant. It is just an attempt on their part to advance a false narrative that results in the destruction of the Jewish nation state and the elimination of the Jews. Hopefully you will see that whether it is red hair or Khazars or David Icke’s theory that Jews are a race of reptilian extra-terrestrials, the affect is the same, to demonize and dehumanize the Jewish people.

More images of red headed Arabs and Mid East people

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Facts and figures for this blog post were gathered from:

Ginger Jews

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_hair

http://www.eupedia.com/forum/threads/29019-Origin-and-ancient-history-of-red-hair

http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/15845/jewish/Chapter-16.htm

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In the Heart of the Jewish Homeland

The French brothers Marie-Théodor and Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne were converts to Catholicism from Judaism, who dedicated their lives to the conversion of Jews to the Catholic faith.

They both became priests and then later missionaries.

In 1852 they founded a congregation dedicated to the education of Jewish children in a Christian setting, and then in 1855  Pope Gregory XVI gave his blessing to move the congregation to the heart of the Jewish homeland – Jerusalem. Ask yourself this question, why would two brothers who dedicated their lives to converting Jewish boys and girls in 1855 choose to move their ministry to Jerusalem, if there were no or few Jewish people there at the time? Does that make any sense? How odd that they would choose a place that supposedly had no Jews. Or maybe it did and what you’ve been told about Jews in Israel is a lie. There were Jews in Jerusalem and the rest of the holy land at the time, just as there were continuously for thousands of years. Even when Jews were evicted from the land, they eventually returned home.

To this day, their church survives in Israel with the goal not of conversion, but improving Jewish/Christian relations.  The name of the congregation they founded?

OUR LADY OF SION

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American Zionism on the Radio

I will be on an Israeli radio show tomorrow, Thursday August 17th 2016, titled Bulletproof.

The link for the show  http://israelnewstalkradio.com/bulletproof/
and the link tomorrow’s show!   http://israelnewstalkradio.com/israeli-advocate-warriors/ 

Here is the description of the show and how to call in:

Tomorrow’s show is going to be off the charts! Israel News Talk Radio – INTRI have 2 Israeli advocacy warriors who will be my guests and you will not believe some of the anti Israel lies they have been debunking! The phone lines will be open, so feel free to call in and let the world hear what you have to say!

To call in: North America – (301) 768 – 4841 Israel: (02) 65 00 151 Thursday 5:00 PM IL time 10:00 AM EST

Anatomy of a Pallywood Fake

Anatomy of a Pallywood Fake

When someone takes a real image of Israelis and photoshops it to defame the Jewish states, it spreads so quickly and ubiquitously that it is often hard to find the original. But with a little time and desire to find the truth, you can not only find the real image, but break apart and debunk the fake.

Here is the original photo. Two soldiers smiling and posing with Israeli flags.Capture4.PNG

and here is the fake.

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First, ask yourself, why would anyone create placards like that and then pose with them, and post them to be a target of international scorn not only for yourself, but for your country, which is already subjected to scrutiny the likes never seen in history.

If that is not enough to convince you, lets look at a few clear signs that this image is a forgery.

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  1. Look closely at the blue of the words vs the blue of the stripes. Notice that the stripes are faded and almost a little blurred. Now look at the words. They are crisp and even. It’s something much harder to fake and takes lots of time and skill to get right. Something the forger lacked.
  2. Notice the words “We Kill.” Does anything seems off to you? That’s because they aren’t centered on the placard. Now look at the original and notice the stars are centered.
  3. Next focus on the fingers. Notice in the real image that where the fingers meet the blue stripes, shadowing occurs. A natural affect of the light from the flash at night. Now look at the forged part on the right. No shadowing. Apparently the forger didn’t think people would look that closely so didn’t take the time to painstakingly add it pixel by pixel.

There are probably other signs you can find if you look closely that it’s a forgery. But it doesn’t matter. For every one of other real images you find online, you will find 100 of the fakes. And people believe the fake is real because they want to. They don’t question and don’t look that closely. They are victims of their prejudice and hate. The end effect is that Israel is condemned and these two ladies are defamed all based on a lie that will live on ad infinitum.

Refuting the ‘Hitler Was a Zionist’ Lie

Refuting the ‘Hitler Was a Zionist’ Lie

In their own words. A meeting between Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem refutes the lies that Nazis supported Zionism and that Arabs welcomed Jewish refugees.

The Nazi regime was meticulous at record keeping. The Foreign Ministry kept detailed records of all meetings and correspondence between German officials and foreign leaders. The minutes of these meetings or the correspondences were compiled in a series of documents called Akten zur deutschen auswärtigen Politik or, translated into English, Files for German Foreign Policy. The files were divided into series, volumes, and document numbers chronologically.

After the war, the State Department of the United States of American obtained these documents and translated them into English, complied in books called Documents on German Foreign Policy. The original documents in German can be found online here http://digi20.digitale-sammlungen.de.

Documents on German Foreign Policy Series D Volume XII Number 515 documents the minutes of a historic meeting between German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, still one of the most important figures in the Arab world at the time and the undisputed leader of Palestinian Arabs. The transcripts of this meeting provides irrefutable proof that Hitler was not and never was a Zionist or a supporter of a Jewish homeland in Mandatory Palestine.

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At the beginning of the meeting the Mufti thanked Hitler and told him that Hitler is admired by the entire Arab world. The Mufti then thanked Hitler for:

Sympathy which he (Hitler) had always shown for the Arab and especially the Palestinian cause and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches.

The two most important words to note above are always and public. The sympathy for the “Palestinian cause” refers to rejecting a Jewish homeland in Mandatory Palestine. This sentiment was previously noted in a letter sent to to the Mufti by the German foreign ministry earlier that year. The Mufti stating that Hitler had expressed this sentiment in “public speeches” makes it clear that it was publicly knows Hitler objected to the formation of a Jewish state. More evidence to this will come out later from the meeting.

The Mufti also stated that Arabs and Germany were natural allies because they shared common enemies.

The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely the English, the Jews, and the Communists.

This works against another common myth that Arabs openly welcomed Jewish refugees into Mandatory Palestine. The opposite is the truth. The Arabs were instrumental in pushing Neville Chamberlain to sign the White Papers of 1939 which limited Jewish immigration to Mandatory Palestine during the most trying years of the Holocaust.

The Mufti expressed to Hitler not only the Arab world’s admiration for the Nazis, but said the Arab world was eager to participate in the war “with all their hearts” and that the participation could include sabotage, instigation of revolution (against the allies), and “formation of an Arab Legion” to fight for the Nazis. He said that the legion would be “quite easy to raise.” We know that the Mufti was serious because he would later be instrumental in helping organize and recruit volunteers for a Bosnian Muslim SS unit called the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar.

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We also know from records that the Nazis had plans to form an Arab Einsatzgruppe or mobile killing unit whose sole responsibility was to follow the German army and mass murder Jews after an area was entered to exterminate the Jews from Arab lands. The Mufti was one of the reasons the Einsatzgruppe was possible since Arab volunteers would be needed for the unit and the Mufti would be able to help in that capacity. (see Plans for the Middle East)

Back to the meeting. The Mufti continued with his praise of Hitler and the Nazi cause stating the Arabs had the fullest confidence that Hitler would win the war because “the Almighty could never award the victory to an unjust cause” and looked to him to take vengeance on their shared enemies (Jews).

The Mufti then goes on to mention the letter that he received from Ernst von Weizsäcker, the State Secretary at the Foreign Office of Nazi Germany at the time. The letter is dated April 8, 1941 – just  7 months before this meeting between the Mufti and Hitler. The letter can be found in in Volume 12 of Series D document 293 of the Files for German Foreign Policy. The Mufti emphasizes some of the content of this letter, which was the official stance of the Third Reich on the matter concerning the Jews of Palestine. The Mufti states from the letter that Germany understood and recognized the aspirations to independence and freedom of the Arabs, just as…

Germany supported the elimination of the Jewish national home.

It can not be more clear as this. Not only was the Nazi regime not supporting Zionism or encouraging Zionism, but they were actively opposing the very nature of Zionism – a Jewish homeland.

The Mufti went on to request that Hitler make a public declaration stating what was in the letter from April. He believed that such a declaration “would be very useful for its propagandistic effect on the Arab peoples” and would make it easier for the Mufti’s secret work to raise an Arab Legion that would patiently wait for Berlin’s orders to attack. The mufti stated that if Hitler made a public declaration “the Arabs would not lose hope” and the Arabs would then be “willing to wait.”

Finally the Mufti mentioned that the Turks would have no objection to an Arab government next to them and they had nothing to fear from the 1,700,000 Arabs inhibiting Syria, Transjordan, Iraq, and Palestine. Notice that he speaks as a representative of all the Arab people and not just the Palestinian Arabs. The Mufti’s initial aim was to build a greater Syria in those four territories. Only after that idea was squashed by the French did he turn his attention to pursue Arab Palestinian nationalism. Also note the small number of Arabs which he states were living in those four territories.

After the Mufti finished speaking it was the turn of Hitler to reply. This is in his own words proof that not only was he not a supporter of Zionism, but he was in fact anti-Zionist.

Hitler began his response to the Mufti by stating:

“Germany’s fundamental attitude on these questions, as the Mufti himself had stated, was clear. Germany stood for uncompromising war against the Jews. That naturally included active opposition to the Jewish national home in Palestine, which was nothing other than a center, in the form of a state, for the exercise of destructive influence by Jewish interests.”

How can he be more clear than that. Hitler opposed a Jewish state. There is no way to misinterpret that.

Hitler then when on to make another very important statement.

Germany was resolved, step by step, to ask one European nation after the other to solve its Jewish problem, and at the proper time direct a similar appeal to non-European nations as well.

Here Hitler was stating that he had a plan in place after the extermination of the Jews in Europe to work with the non-European nations (meaning the Arab world in this context) to exterminate the Jews. So not only did Hitler not support a Jewish state or Jewish immigration to Mandatory Palestine, but he planned on killing the Jews that were living in Palestine. This statement is corroborated by the  Einsatzgruppe mobile killing units that the Nazis were creating with Arab volunteers, as discuss above. In fact, Field Marshal Edwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, agrees to allow the Einsatzgruppe Egypt  unit to follow them as they captured the Middle East and kill the Jews, and he agreed to provide logistical support to them. (Mallmann, Klaus-Michael; Cüppers, Martin; Smith, Krista (2010). Nazi Palestine: The Plans for the Extermination of the Jews in Palestine. New York: Enigma. ISBN 1-929631-93-6.)

Luckily after the defeat at the  Battle of El Alamein that plan was scrapped.

Hitler when on to then ramble about some of the typical Nazi polemics against the Jews. He stated that Germany was engaged in a “life and death struggle” with the two citadels of Jewish power – Great Britain and the Soviet Union and that even though both countries were economically different, the Jews in both counties were “pursuing a common goal.”

Incidentally, the language that the anti-Zionist Hitler used is similar to the language that current day anti-Zionists use, like the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement, Student’s for Justice in Palestine, and other organizations. The difference is whereas Hitler claimed the Jews influenced foreign governments the anti-Zionists of today say it is Israel or Zionists. But the affect is the same.

Hitler then stated that the struggle was made to look like Germany vs Great Britain, but ideologically it was a “battle between National Socialism and the Jews.”

Hitler told the Mufti that “Germany would furnish positive and practical aid to the Arabs involved in the same struggle” (the elimination of Jews). He said that sympathies alone would do no good and the aid provided to the Arabs would need to be material. He mentioned the “operation in Iraq” were Germany was not in a position at the time to provide material support to the Arabs of Iraq and thus Great Britain  the “guardians of the Jews” suppressed it. This most likely referred to the Anglo-Iraq War that took place in May of 1941 and the Farhud which took place June of the same year. The Farhud was a Nazi-style pogrom by the pro-Nazi government of Rashid Ali  where the Jews of Iraq who had lived there for thousands of years where violently kicked out of the country. 180 Jews were killed, 1000 were injured, and Jewish homes and businesses were looted. This event is considered part of the Holocaust because of the relationship between Rashid Ali and the Nazis.

Hitler then mentioned to the Mufti that the outcome of the war would also decide the fate of the Arab world and mentioned their shared interests. But because of Germany’s fighting in the Caucuses they were not in a position to “raise the problem of Syria” at he time.

Hitler ended the conversation with the mufti with the following declaration which he said the Mufti should “lock in in the uttermost depth of his heart.”

  1. He (Hitler) would continue the battle until the total destruction of the Judeo-Communist empire in Europe.
  2. At some point in the not too distant future the Germany army would reach the southern exit of the Caucuses.
  3. At that time, the Führer would give the Arab world the assurance that its hour of liberation was at hand.
  4. Germany’s objective would then be solely the destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere under the protection of British power.

Hitler was very clear that when the time was right, the objective of the Third Reich would be to see the extermination of the Jews from the Arab word. Clearly this is not only not Zionist but anti-Zionist. One of the goals of Zionism was to put an end to the tragedies that beset the Jewish people by having their own homeland.

The Mufti and Hitler then exchanged a few pleasantries. Hitler told the Mufti that he would be the most authoritative spokesman for the Arab world and he would be tasked with setting off the Arab operations. The Mufti said he had confidence in Hitler and asked Hitler for an assurance. Hitler told the Mufti that his word was his assurance, and the meeting ended.

It is important to note that the correspondence between the Mufti and the Nazi Foreign Ministry and the subsequent meeting with Hitler occurred as the plan to exterminate the Jews took hold. That same year the extermination of Jews by the Einsatzgruppe  in the Soviet Union had begun. The same month as the meeting the first extermination camp Chełmno opened. And, shortly after the meeting, the Nazis implemented the Final Solution to the Jewish problem at Wannsee Conference – the extermination of every single Jew.

The Mufti’s relationship with the Nazis did not end there. We already discussed he was instrumental in recruiting Bosnian Muslim soldiers to the SS and we know that he met the head of the SS, Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler on at least one occasion in 1943.

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Heinrich Himmler with Haj Amin El Husseini
Heinrich Himmler with Haj Amin El Husseini — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

It has also been reported that the Mufti had a close friendship with Adolf Eichmann. During the Nuremberg Trails in 1961, Eichmann himself admitted to having met the Mufti, although denied knowing him intimately. But one of Eichmann’s aides Dieter Wisliceny stated that not only were the Mufti and Eichmann intimate friends, but that the Mufti was in fact an “initiator” of the extermination policy. He also reported that he Mufti accompanied by Eichmann had visited the gas chambers in Auschwitz. (Hopwood, Derek (1980). “Amin al-Husayni”. In Bosworth, Clifford Edmund. The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition: Supplement, Parts 1-2. Leiden: Brill Archive. pp. 67–70. ISBN 978-9-004-06167-5.) An account of the visit to Auschwitz was corroborated by Dutch Holocaust Survivor Ernst Verduin. There is some speculation that Wisliceny embellished some of his testimony during the Nuremberg Trials in order to deflect blame for himself. But the relationship between the Mufti and Eichmann seem very plausible.

The Mufti lived in Berlin from 1941 to 1945 and was a well known propagandist himself, running a radio show from Berlin where he railed against the allies and actively opposed Jewish immigration to Mandatory Palestine. Activity that would continue after World War Two as the former Nazi sympathizer became a powerful and active opponent of the Jewish state until the emergence of Yasser Arafat.

From the correspondence between the Mufti and the Nazi Foreign Ministry and the infamous meeting between the Mufti and Adolf Hitler, which was meticulously documented  by the Nazis themselves, there can be no doubt that not only was Hitler nor the Nazi government at the time supporters or sympathizers with the Zionist cause, but Hitler and the Nazis were in fact anti-Zionists and supporters of exterminating the Jews of Palestine and supported establishing an Arab state instead.

Except were otherwise noted, most of this article is taken directly from the minutes of the meeting between Mohammed Amin al-Husseini and Adolph Hitler which can be read in its entirety here: Documents On German Foreign Policy Series D Volume XIII

Below, more images of the Muftis relationship with the Nazis and the letter sent from the German Foreign Ministry to the Mufti in its entirety.

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Letter from the German Foreign Ministry to the Mufti:

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Images of Gaza

Images of Gaza

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Hamas has produced a video showing how wonderful Gaza is for local consumption, while lying to the rest of the world about it being an “open air prison.” The hash tag people are holding up thanks “Thank you, Hamas” in Arabic (h/t ).

See for yourself.

Cutting through the lies told about Gaza, that it is an “open prison” or “concentration camp.” There is poverty in Gaza, but there is also five star resorts, beautiful streets, open fields, malls, supermarkets, and more. Gaza has as many millionaires per capita as Turkey or Brazil. Poverty persists because Hamas diverts funds donated to Gaza from helping the people to building terror tunnels to attack Israel. In the process 160 children have died in the building process. Here are some images from Gaza taken from twitter, posted by people living in Gaza.

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