To make it less of a standard post, I shall start from its end:
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Of course, the tradition of whining about the cruel Zionists opening some (non-existent) dams to flood the poor defenseless Gazans is not going to stop with this retraction by Al Jazz, no matter how unique it is. The libel didn't start this year and it isn't going to stop this year.
Clearly, the pro-Palestinian propaganda masters have learned very well the Nazi maxim: if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself. So - invent a lie, add a few tear-jerking photographs (not to forget the Flat Fatima, of course), and you are in business. After a few years, everyone will accept your lie.
And don't mind the absurdities you might commit on the way, like this:
A writer at Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper outdid the other reports, contorting herself into knots to tie the flooding in with Israel’s Electric Corporation temporarily suspending service to West Banks cities Nablus and Jenin.So the flooding of Gaza will continue every year, as it continues with Israel, to a lesser degree every year I have to add, due to Israeli city planners doing something about the drainage - slowly but still doing. Which brings me to the next issue related to Gaza floods: drainage in Gaza. Somehow almost no one seems to raise that question: how come year after year the same neighborhoods in Gaza keep being flooded without any remedy? After all, all that is needed is concrete and steel in sufficient quantities to build a robust drainage system. Drainage systems are built since times immemorial quite successfully all over the world, so what are the excuses for Gaza not to have some of them? To remind you? Here goes the concrete:
And here goes the steel:
COLLECTION OF QASSAM ROCKETS FIRED AT SDEROT
As I noted below, we understand the retraction about 'dams'. Several citizen reporters including aid organizations have confirmed the existence or irrigations "channels" or "canals" and as always I think we keep an eye on reporting out the flooding till we confirm the source -- natural, not natural, accidental, etc -- of this very unusual flooding...'Sayumi Takahashi Harb I found this, which indicates that there is a system of pumps used to divert water into irrigation channels. "The top photo shows Naomi and Ornat Morag at a reservoir near theBesor River. The reservoir holds up to 4,000,000 cubic meters of water. The central photo shows the water capturing system along the BesorRiver. Rather than a dam to hold and capture water, some of the water which comes down the river after a rain is diverted into a holding pondand then pumped into the reservoir or into irrigation channels. The bottom photo shows irrigated fruit trees growing nearby.Then Ms Wolf refers to a blog post about the Israeli flower growers in the Negev desert as some kind of proof of Israelis being able to flood Gaza at will.
All this may sound as an absurd ranting of a brain short of a few grey cells, and it certainly is just that. But check out the amazing retinue Ms Wolf has developed, most of them sworn haters of Israel, and you shall see how quickly and uncritically the most unimaginable crapola produced by this feverish brain is absorbed by the adoring masses.
Vile, Ms Wolf, positively vile.
P.S. Here is another example of Wolfish idiocy:
Colm Maguire:" So is there are is there not a dam and was there or was there not flooding. I asked and I was told you guys verified it from countless sources. Now Al jazzera has retracted, so how exactly did the Daily Cloudt verify this numerous times as stated to me just the other day when I questioned the post?"Classical journalism? Classical assholery, if I may coin a special term...
Naomi Wolf: "Colm what we do here is show multiple sourcing and try to confirm news stories among other things. I had more than two solid sources so I wrote CONFIRMED which is classical journalism.
And so cheap...
Afterword: I hope Ms Wolf gets her talons into this story as soon as possible. You flood some, you dry out some...
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