This is the breaking news of the day over here. Naturally, the Jordanian military has denied Israeli claims that shots were fired at a border crossing from the Jordanian side. There’s no doubt in my mind that Jordanian military fired anything so much as a wad of bubble gum at the Israeli side. Israeli media seems to be leaning towards a “several gunmen” theory. There’s a lot of disinformation floating around and it’s difficult to sort fact from fiction; one source suggests that it was a lone gunman who injured several Israelis.
I’m just wondering if Israel is tilting at windmills.
In other words, I’m wondering if this is all a ploy to simply shut down their “humanitarian corridor”. Jeeze. These people have a PR term for everything. With a nice red ribbon on top to make it look nice.
All aid going to Gaza goes through Jordan via the UNRWA. Working with all these donation campaigns lately, it is simply unbearable the amount of restrictions Israel has imposed on donations.
No food from Iran or Syria or Lebanon.
No old clothes, so the Gazans won’t sell them and make any source of revenue.
On and on and on.
These are all tactics designed to isolate Gazans from the world more and more and more.
So I would not be surprised if this was in fact just another excuse to entirely cut off aid to Gaza.