Bernie Sanders, who has surrounded himself with anti-Israel aides, naturally doesn’t know anything about Israel beyond what his aides tell him.
Which is why he parroted the talking points of rabid Israel-haters in a tweet on Sunday:
Palestinians in Gaza already faced hardship under a blockade. Now they’re dealing with the coronavirus.
My Senate colleagues and I call on Trump to send U.S. medical relief. And the Israeli government must also lift its restrictions on humanitarian aid. https://t.co/WeLRY72KLq
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 29, 2020
Tellingly, he links to a week-old article from the extremist anti-Israel Gisha organization.
But even the UN has admitted that Israel is not impeding any aid to the territories and praised Israel for fully cooperating with the Palestinian Authority, international NGOs and even Hamas.
Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, has praised the coordination between the Israeli and Palestine authorities in reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement released on Friday, the coordination and cooperation established between Israel and Palestine, with regard to tackling COVID-19, was described as “excellent”.
The Israeli and Palestinian authorities are continuing to coordinate their responses closely and constructively, the statement said, which is a major factor in the level of disease containment achieved so far.
Since the beginning of the crisis, Israel has allowed the entry of critical supplies and equipment into Gaza: examples of critical supplies include swabs for collection of samples and other laboratory supplies required for COVID-19 testing, and Personal Protective Equipment to protect health workers.
The statement also noted Israel’s cooperation in allowing health workers and other personnel involved in the COVID-19 response to move in and out of the West Bank and Gaza.
It is not only Mladenov. The UN has noted this across the board:
When even the UN says that Israel is doing everything one can expect to help Palestinians, you know that the haters are lying through their teeth.
And Bernie Sanders prefers the lies of the haters to the facts that even the UN admits.
Thank Allah he will not be the Democratic candidate.
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