Just days after visiting the Jewish state and expressing concern for the safety of Israelis threatened by daily Palestinian attacks, former US President Jimmy Carter on Thursday attacked Israel for allegedly starving the residents of the Gaza Strip to death.
Speaking at the American University in Cairo, Carter emphatically referred to Israel's limited embargo against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as an atrocity, a crime and an abomination.
Despite having not actually stepped foot in Gaza, Carter made the outlandish claim that because of the Israeli embargo on some non-essential goods, the residents of Gaza subsist on fewer calories per day than people living in the poorest regions of Africa.
Carter made no mention of the terrorism emanating from Gaza that prompted Israel to imposed the blockade. He also ignored the fact that convoys of Israeli an foreign aid trucks carrying essential goods continue to flow into Gaza on a daily basis despite of the ongoing violence.
Nor did the former president and self-styled peace envoy broach the subject of Hamas bringing millions of dollars into Gaza every month and using most of that money on weapons instead of food and infrastructure.