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Allergic to Meds

It’s hard to come up with a more potent encapsulation of the Israel-Palestinian dynamic than this:

Medicine bottles, transferred to the Gaza Strip as humanitarian aid by Israel, were used by Hamas as grenades against IDF troops during Operation Cast Lead. Pictures of the grenades were obtained exclusively by The Jerusalem Post.

The medicine bottles were manufactured by the Jerusalem Pharmaceutical Company, which is based in el-Bireh, a town adjacent to Ramallah, and the global pharmaceutical company Shire.

The medicine bottles were filled with explosives, holes were drilled in the caps, and fuses were installed. Once Hamas fighters lit the fuses, they had several seconds to throw the grenades at soldiers. The IDF also found small explosive devices that used medical syringes to hold their fuses.

What use has Hamas for antibiotics or blood thinners? Killing Jews is medicine enough, and killing oneself in the service of killing Jews constitutes a miracle cure. What do you expect when the world’s biggest welfare state is suffused with a culture in which every resource, human or otherwise, is employed in achieving the destruction of its neighbor?

Here’s the poetic kicker: “One bottle turned into a grenade originally contained a drug called Equetro, which is used by people who suffer from episodes associated with bipolar disorder.” Like the Moral Equetro that liberals use to treat the inherent bi-polarity of a democratic Israel at war with Islamist terror; it’ll blow up in your face every time.


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