Lauren Booth’s main claim to fame is that she’s former British PM Tony Blair’s sister-in-law. In addition, she’s a virulently anti-Israeli and American lashing journalist who pursues campaign journalism in the Mail on Sunday in England.
She’s currently blessing the people of Gaza with her presence and appears to be stuck there because Egyptian and Israeli authorities aren’t keen on her visiting there. Booth was one of the ‘Free Gaza’ activists who set out on two boats from Cyprus last month to block Israeli restrictions on ships visiting the terror-exporting territory. Most of them sailed back to Cyprus, but Booth and a near dozen comrades have stayed on to soak up the atmosphere.
Ms Booth told the Israeli press that in her not so humble opinion that Gaza is “the largest concentration camp in the world today”.
Concentration camps or ‘Konzentrationslager’ was the term used by the Third Reich in Germany to describe facilities ‘intended to hold political prisoners and opponents of the regime’.
In these concentration camps, millions of prisoners died through mistreatment, disease, starvation, and overwork, or were executed as unfit for labour…
She compounded it by claiming that Gaza is a “there is not a family here in which someone is not in desperate need of work, shelter or food.humanitarian crisis on the scale of Darfur.”
Exploring the theme of claims of starvation in Gaza, the well-fed left-winger claimed:
â€œYesterday, I visited mothers of children under the age of five. Nutrition here has deteriorated threefold over the last two years because it is impossible to bring food through the crossings. Unemployment has risen, so people can’t even afford to buy what food there is left.”
Just a week before on the third of September she was photographed by an AFP photographer pigging out at one of many well-stocked supermarkets in Gaza buying up soft drink, candy bars and what look suspiciously like indigestion buster Quik-eze. Perhaps, like her political rhetoric, she’s finding the local cuisine a bit rich.