In fact, if it were not true that would be great and welcomed news for it is the welfare of the people of Gaza that the western media is most concerned, right?!
Well, somehow this minor event escaped the ever watchful, unbiased eye of the MSM….
While Hamas continues to complain that Gaza lacks building materials, a luxury mall in Gaza City held its grand opening over the weekend. Among the goods on sale are Israeli men's clothing, and items from Turkey, France, and the United States.
Photojournalist Tom Gross, who publicized photos from Saturday's event on his website, noted that the opening coincided with a visit to Gaza from European Union foreign policy director Catherine Ashton. "The BBC and other media have featured extensive reports all day long on what they term the dire economic situation in Gaza; why are they not mentioning the new shopping mall that opened there yesterday?” Gross asked.
Pictures of the new mall were featured on the Palestinian Authority Safa website and by the Associated Press.
A variety of stores sell cosmetics, clothing, office supplies, toys, shoes, appliances and more. The mall boasts air conditioning and a delivery service.
Full article and more photos here: http://tinyurl.com/23scmhe
More from the Tom Gross site: http://tinyurl.com/32ejzxa You must scroll through his main page to see the restaurants, food markets and other luxuries NOT shown on western media or mentioned in any of the print journals.
Hamas are deliberately leaving some Gazans in plastic tents, in order to fool gullible Western journalists and politicians who are brought to Gaza to witness a staged “humanitarian crisis.” —Tom Gross
Regardless of your personal feelings about the “Gaza” problem, outright lies and misrepresentations by the media needs to be exposed or it will never be corrected.