What attracted me to this story was that only a Palestinian child was struck by tragedy and no Israelis.
Due to flooding caused by the rains throughout the day in southern Israel, parts of Route 40 near the town of Mitzpe Ramon were closed, as was a segment of Route 90 in the Arava Valley.
In the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian teenager was electrocuted after touching an electric pole outside his home during heavy rains.
Local emergency crews identified the boy Saturday as Mahmoud al-Belbisi, 16.
Palestinian authorities in the coastal enclave said they were prepared for a rare hurricane-like weather system that was expected to hit the eastern part of the Mediterranean on Saturday. The system lessened but still resulted in heavy rain.
Gaza, ruled by the Hamas terror group and blockaded by Israel and Egypt to prevent arms smuggling, has rundown infrastructure and residents are vulnerable to such dangers.
Gaza, ruled by the ‘Hamas terror group’ and blockaded by Israel and Egypt to prevent arms smuggling, has rundown infrastructure and residents are vulnerable to such dangers.
For more than a decade Palestinians living in Gaza have endured major escalations of violence and an air and sea blockade, imposed by Israel and Egypt, that has decimated the infrastructure, stifled economic growth and made living conditions so dismal that United Nations officials say a humanitarian disaster is unavoidable.
Entire industries have collapsed within the Gaza Strip. Farming areas along the perimeter of the strip have been ruined by the siege and three recent wars with Israel, in 2009, 2012 and 2014.
Many Gazans are the property owners and land owners who were terrorized off their homes and lands in`1948. They are living right next door in a cage to armed squatters on their land who are enjoying what belongs to Palestinians. Eating their food, sleeping in their beds.
The world’s public did not know Palestinians existed until they thrust their plight onto the world’s stage. Journalists loved it, to the chagrin of the Zionists who tried to keep them silent and hidden. But alas, Israel has the backing of the US superpower and the systematic genocide of the Palestinians continues to this day.