I'm an avid cyclist in one of the most bicyle-friendly cities in the world. So a news item about cyclists pedaling from Pisa to Rome raising money to provide aid for the Gaza strip -- in addition to the 15,000 tons of supplies that reach Gaza from Israel every week -- was bound to catch my attention.
The goals of this cycling fundraiser to go towards Palestinian healthcare projects certainly seem laudable -- hopefully none of these funds will be diverted towards Hamas armaments purchases or other questionable investments. And of course, given that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza -- the terror statelet is already stocked with consumer goods and a living standard higher than that of nearby Muslim states, perhaps these funds might be put to better use in places like Pakistan, Sub-Saharan Africa or Southeast Asia, to actually prevent death from starvation or preventable diseases. But fill your boots, cyclists. You can't argue with money for health care, right?
But one jarring aspect of this story also caught my attention. Actually, it was something missing. Nowhere in the report about cycling for Gaza does it mention that the Hamas terror regime has effectively outlawed...More >>