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GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the Gaza Valley in the wake of a recent severe winter storm.

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  1. The hasbara hit back link to

    The recent stormy weather in Israel and the vicinity has seen widespread flooding in Gaza. For the Palestinians and their media supporters, however, it isn’t enough to blame heavy rain. There has to be some way to blame Israel.

    Xavier Ghazi · Top Commenter
    Nothing is exposed and no lies busted, you’re just trying way too hard..Here:
    “The [Israeli] army opened the floodgates of a canal leading to central Gaza, which resulted in the removal of sand mounds along the border with Israel,” the CDD announced, according to Palestinian News Agency WAFA.
    “Opening the levees to the canal has led to the flooding of several Palestinian homes, and we had to quickly evacuate the afflicted citizens.”
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  2. The plan B

    @wmiddelkoop So after shelling #palastine for weeks, claiming land illigaly and now this….When will the #sanctions Be implemented

    • It was only normal rains and flooding. Israel doesn’t have dams in that area. This was a false report.

  3. Could the flooding have been avoided or lessened by monitored opening of the dam gates or would the dam have been subjected to catastrophic failure? Or did Israel want to cause the flooding? Please more thorough reporting.

    If Israel wanted to cause the flooding then Obama should get off his non-presidential rear and boycott Israel, stop all phoney foreign aide, establish sanctions and cut off all political ties to Israel. This would include recalling all the military equipment and funding that was disguised as foreign aide. I thought that foreign aide was to help countries unable to provide sufficiently for their citizens.

  4. There are no dams. It’s all a big lie. Israel haters lie all the time.

  5. 1. Israel has only two dams and neither are anywhere near Gaza
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    2. Gaza is a coastal lowland, not a “valley”
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    3. Flooding was caused by particularly voluminous rain recently–nothing more or less. One wonders what would be if Hamas invested the billions it has received in aid, and the tens of millions of tons of concrete it poured into smuggling and attack tunnels, instead into infrastructure like urban drainage systems and breakwaters, as the money was intended.

  6. The Associated Press Hebrew news wire got an admission from the Israeli army that the flooding was intentional.

    Shameful of AFP to give in to the CAMERA flak machine.

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