YUM: Brit journalist claims Gaza is starving while photographed at well-stocked supermarket

laurenbooth 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’.

Wikipedia explains:

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:

“Yesterday, 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.

"Trapped in Gaza" but living large

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3 responses to “YUM: Brit journalist claims Gaza is starving while photographed at well-stocked supermarket

  1. loves2spooj

    She needs to lay off the swan pate and hit the treadmill.

  2. Anon.

    How old is this story? She told who?

    Tony Blair’s sister-in-law tells Iranian TV Gaza is ‘world’s largest concentration camp’

    (Jerusalem Post, 18 September 2008)

    LONDON – The sister-in-law of former British prime minister Tony Blair has called Gaza a “concentration camp” and a “humanitarian crisis on the scale of Darfur.”

    Journalist and activist Lauren Booth was being interviewed by left-wing anti-Israel activist George Galloway on Press TV, an Iranian English-language 24-hour news channel based in London, earlier this month.

    Galloway, who was thrown out of the Labor Party in 2003 for encouraging British troops to refuse orders while on duty in Iraq, was speaking to Booth in what he called “occupied Gaza.”

    “Why are they keeping you cooped up in the concentration camp called Gaza?” he asked her.

    “I want to say thank you for using the word concentration camp because the word prison has been applied in the last few years and that’s a lie. In a prison you get three meals a day, a nourishing diet, visits from outsiders and some hobbies and rehabilitation and a date for your release,” she said.

    A few days before the interview, Agence France-Presse released a picture of Booth shopping in a grocery store in Gaza.

  3. Anon.

    So you’re accuse others of errors and not going to acknowledge or correct your own?

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