My Twitter feed is filled with people outraged by Israel’s ongoing campaign to eradicate from Gaza the Hamas terrorists who seek to eradicate the Jewish nation. Many of my online acquaintances want Israel to cease fire so Gazans can get the humanitarian aid they need.
But Gazans don’t need a cease fire to allow aid to cross the border from Egypt. They could just knock on Hamas’s vast network of tunnels and ask their own government to share the months of food, fuel, and medical supplies it has stockpiled in preparation for its war:
The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has reportedly built up a months-long stockpile of food, fuel, and medical supplies as humanitarian resources for the Gaza Strip have dwindled, the New York Times reports.
Speaking with Times journalists, all on conditions of anonymity, several Arab and Western officials said Hamas “had enough stocked away to keep fighting for three to four months without resupply.”
“[T]here is substance to Israeli claims of Hamas stockpiling supplies, including desperately needed food and fuel,” the outlet explained. “The stockpiles are typically kept underground, they said, and cautioned that precise details on Hamas’s supplies were difficult to come by” [Ari Blaff, “Hamas Boasts Massive Stockpile of Food and Fuel as Humanitarian Supplies Dwindle in Gaza: Report,” National Review, 2023.10.28].
Gazans today are looting the United Nations relief warehouses. Perhaps they should consider looting their own government’s underground stockpile.