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Japan to give $10 million in emergency aid to Gaza Strip civilians

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And this will get past the Israeli blockade how?

17 ( +22 / -5 )

And this will get past the Israeli blockade how?

Like the weapons for Hamas that are bought with big part of all such similar money aid...lol

-8 ( +10 / -18 )

Obviously better than nothing, but this works out to less than $5 per Gazan. One, maybe two meals at most?

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Why not spend $10 mil USD and build 4 or 5 new aged care facilities in Japan to take the pressure of families that are forced to take in the elderly.

9 ( +21 / -12 )

From another article on this page:

Israel says it won't allow aid to flow to Gaza Strip until Hamas releases hostages

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Give the money to Japanese single parents to support their children.

People in Gaza will not see that money, it goes to the government.

3 ( +17 / -14 )

On the other hand, Japan government had claimed expenses of chartered plane tens thousands yen to Japanese who want to evacuate from Israel.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Japan sure has a surplus of free money to hand out….my tax money

0 ( +14 / -14 )

If you spend 10 million on helping the homeless in Japan to get back into society and work would make a huge difference and money well spent but no let’s give it to some unknown Muslim country

-2 ( +11 / -13 )

I wonder how all of this money can get to an average Gaza civilian at this point in time?

if ou want to help - facilitate evacuation of those who are willing and afterwards give out some help or help with housing or anything.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

well you can also buy medical equipment and meds and send directly there too. not just give a check to the Gaza authorities

11 ( +11 / -0 )

AlongfortherideToday  05:28 pm JST

Why not spend $10 mil USD and build 4 or 5 new aged care facilities in Japan to take the pressure of families that are forced to take in the elderly.

What's wrong with taking care of YOUR elderly? Your own parents. Not like you are being forced to take in some strangers

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

I don’t see how cash helps any in this situation outside of bribery to buy a passage out.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

How, pray tell, this money is gonna reach the Palestinians?

civilians in the Gaza Strip

And the artice doesnt once address them as "Palestinias"

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Japan's humanitarian aid to the citizens of Gaza is very noble.

I hope many other nations will be following Japan. The poor

2.2 million citizens of Gaza are trapped in a small space and

Israel is killing them by daily bombings. There is no escape for

them. When not killed by Israel they will be killed by hunger and thirst.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Those money will go directly to the Islamic terrorists.

Congrats!

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

@nosuke

Maybe with this money God will help the Japanese people. Giving money to people in Gaza is far better than giving money to countries that don't need it. Don't take helping people as negative, especially those in need.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Great, and I hope that this is only the beginning. the people of Gaza will NOT forget this aid for sure. Thank you so much Japan.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Japan knows a bit about collective punishment

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Kishida loves so much to hand over our taxpayer's money. Now, if he gave out of his own pocket, a couple of bonuses or a month's salary, I'd have some respect for him.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Tell_me_bout_itToday  06:30 pm JST

AlongfortherideToday  05:28 pm JST

Why not spend $10 mil USD and build 4 or 5 new aged care facilities in Japan to take the pressure of families that are forced to take in the elderly.

What's wrong with taking care of YOUR elderly? Your own parents. Not like you are being forced to take in some strangers

And how are people going to have an income if they need to stay home? Just escalates the problem & results in family murders as seen almost daily in the media.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

This is a disgrace. Gaza is fully controlled by the Hamas and there is no way just no way that the aid money is not being collected by them. At this point Japan is funding terrorists with tax payers money. Shame on you!

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Better to airdrop food and water first-people can’t eat money if there isn’t anything to buy..

2 ( +5 / -3 )

@DanteKH (NOT THOSE) but the money... Anyways it goes both ways. The money will go directly to KILLERS!

Those money will go directly to the Islamic terrorists.

Congrats!

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Considering Israel will not allow any aid into Gaza until hostages are released, and considering Hamas only want bloodshed, those $10 million are going straight into the garbage.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Well, they won't be sending 10 million dollars there in hard cash will they? 10 million dollars worth of aid - food, medicines and so on. Nothing getting in at the minute, but many people working hard to ensure that supplies do get through. Israel has a bit of time and patience in light of the horrific and wholly unjustified attacks on their people, but that is fast running out - the more we see and hear about civilians dying in Gaza, the louder the voices will become calling for supplies to get through and for the blockade to end.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Maybe with this money God will help the Japanese people. Giving money to people in Gaza is far better than giving money to countries that don't need it. Don't take helping people as negative, especially those in need.

I agree with you, my friend. I'm glad that Japan is trying to help the right people, unlike other Western countries like France & US who are backing Israel. I really hope this aid does reach to the People of Gaza

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Ten days into this hell-hole that's been created between the two sides, and absolutely not a single sign of Humanitarian Assistance being brought in (or allowed in) yet - why aren't the Red Cross and Medecins San Frontieres, and United Nations Peace-keeping Forces, being deployed ??

All we hear is War - War - War, nothing at all being done to help the poor innocent people of this region, no talk of Peace anywhere to be seen or heard.

It's totally unacceptable and beyond comprehension in this day and age, that human-beings can behave towards each other in this way.

For Christ's sake, Just Stop Fighting !!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

keep giving away money to other countries and let your own citizens and long term residents suffer the hardship of the high cost of living in Japan!

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Money wasted away. Hamas will just confiscate the supplies for their own needs. While Israel will just bomb anything worth something into pieces.

Just stay out of other countries business already.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Ten days into this hell-hole that's been created between the two sides, and absolutely not a single sign of Humanitarian Assistance being brought in (or allowed in) yet - why aren't the Red Cross and Medecins San Frontieres, and United Nations Peace-keeping Forces, being deployed ??

Medecins San Frontieres are operating in Gaza now. Many of their doctors are refusing to withdraw to the south in accordance with Israeli demands.

https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/latest/evacuation-orders-expire-northern-gaza-msf-calls-protection-civilians

https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/latest/our-response-israel-gaza-war

Red Cross and UN personnel in Gaza are dying in Israeli airstrikes

https://www.nydailynews.com/2023/10/11/un-staffers-red-cross-workers-dead-gaza-airstrikes/

3 ( +3 / -0 )

The IDF bombed a Baptist hospital killing well over 500 people. It's run by the Anglican church. MSF personnel on the scene have just condemned this act as have the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the church that runs the hospital. Justin Trudeau denounced it.

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How do they plan to do that? Sounds great but unless you are going to hand it to them yourselves there isn't a body that can give it to the citizens.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Nice.....but much more will be needed after Israel has reduced Gaza to rubble. May God have mercy in the poor Gazans.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This donation of aid is good, well done Japan, but it should not be in money form but real aid, like food, water, medicines. I have read too many stories about aid money to other countries being diverted into the pockets of politicians or in this case terrorists.

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