Posted by Exile on May 22, 2007
The pictures below are both described in the Danish press as refugee camps.
The picture immediately below is of a refugee camp in Zaire. A mesh of tents, shanties, cardboard and fabric with no real infrastructure or organisation. It has simply developed as people came to it seeking refuge. A pretty sad and forboding place. The people living here are refugees. This is a refugee camp. The people living here are forced to do so. They are truly unfortunate.
The picture below is of Gaza. A seaside town, well planned, solid structures and a definite infrastructure. Made of brick and mortar, definitely planned by a council somewhere at sometime and resembles exactly what it is. A working, living urban environment. The people living here are palestinians. This is therefore, by default, a refugee camp. Not a city on the coast. Poor Palestinians. Imagine being forced to live in these terrible conditions.
I don’t buy it any more.
I refuse to listen to the palestinian propaganda in our press any longer.
I am forced to ask again; Just who do they think they are kidding?