November 19th, 2012

Gaza’s Aqua Park has Been Destroyed

The Crazy Water Park, which was at the heart of Gaza’s vibrant tourist scene, has been destroyed by fire. Gazans used to be able to swim and relax by the pools and there were water slides for the young children. It was a happy place once but the Middle East News Watch reports:

“40 gunmen tied up and blindfolded a nightwatchman before setting fire to an administrative building and restaurant. The fire engulfed different parts of the club, including an administrative building, and then spread to the main restaurant and cafeteria, which is three storeys high.”

No, this was not the repressive IDF attacking the strip, it was Hamas terrorists who were outraged that the park had “hosted parties in which men and women mingled.” Nice bunch.


  1. 1
    smoggie says:

    A lot of rocket making kit could be foraged there.

  2. 2
    Selohesra says:

    I went to water park in Dubai a few years back – seemed strage having girls floating around in burka swimsuits – but still nice place for bit of winter sun and dune riding in jeeps was excellent fun

  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    What will all the lefties do for fun now on their *fact finding trips* ?

  4. 4
    Dick the Prick says:

    Hamas – once voted in, well, that’s enough of elections.

  5. 5
    IDF says:

    White phosphorous on crowds of children is justified.

  6. 6
    shon says:

    Hey, Guido, good hasbara!!!!!

  7. 7
    Boyo says:

    Do children prefer other methods of being killed?

  8. 8
    Murdo says:

    Maybe they just didn’t look good in speedo’s –
    this isn’t news Guido – people on both sides are dying. Hamas are clearly a bunch of c***s putting the people the profess to care about in danger for their own ends – it doesn’t make the response from the IDF any better

  9. 9
    ÁC1 says:

    One man, one vote, once.

  10. 10
    ÁC1 says:

    Hiding weapons near children is the Islamic way.

  11. 11
    ÁC1 says:

    “it doesn’t make the response from the IDF any better”

    It does. It makes the response belated.

  12. 12
    Anjem Chowdry says:

    It is heartening to read about such stories, thank you for posting.

  13. 13
    BournemouthDP says:

    Why blame Hamas when you also have far more extremist groups working in the Gaza Strip.

  14. 14
    Iain David Frankin says:

    Why are you pretending to be me?

  15. 15
    Lord Effingham says:

    Bet that won’t make it onto the BBC.

  16. 16
    Boyo says:

    I read the story that ‘terrorists’ burnt the park down irrespective of what Israel were/is doing. Is this really the kind of thing that the BBC and other Hamas sympathisers want to happen?

  17. 17
    Aussie woman says she loves killing arabs says:

  18. 18
    bbb says:

    Hmm democratic people who have give the world countless innovations and bettered the lives of millions and who are slapping back fro the attacks against it’s people are as bad as vicious conservative religious lunatics who cut the throats of any one they don’t like and are more then happy to kill and starve their own kids to make a PR point?

  19. 19
    Penfold says:

    Can’t have frivolity now can we and the sexes mixing and wearing skimpy clothing, not when we’re committed to firing thousands of missiles into Isreal every year.

    Lovely Hamas, dearly beloved Hamas of the trendy lefty in the west.

    No doubt Labour and all right thinking socialists will adopt this posture as being only too correct for our lives.

    In the meantime I’m surprised, if not deeply shocked that the AlJazBeeBA hasn’t already reportd this as an Israeli war crime.

  20. 20
    The BBC employs a man called Jihad says:

    If the hamas cowards hide behind women and children and use them as human shields what is the IDF supposed to do? Hamas bear the sole responsibility for the deaths of children, hamas are war criminals.

  21. 21
    Thorpedo says:

    How does one burn down a swimming pool ?

  22. 22
    cmdocker says:

    Why does Guido keep linking to sites behind a paywall?

  23. 23
    Buster Gasket says:

    What will Jeremy Bowen have to say? Not a lot, methinks.

  24. 24
  25. 25
    Annoyed says:

    This is too true to be funny.
    The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money.

    A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.

    A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

    A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

    A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

    A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

    A billion Pounds ago was only 13 hours and 12 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

    Stamp Duty
    Tobacco Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Income Tax
    Council Tax
    Unemployment Tax
    Fishing Licence Tax
    Petrol/Diesel Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    (tax on top of tax)
    Alcohol Tax
    Marriage Licence Tax
    Property Tax
    Service charge taxes
    Social Security Tax
    Vehicle Licence Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax


    Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world.

    We had absolutely no national debt.
    We had the largest middle class in the world. Mum stayed home to raise the kids, Dad was allowed to discipline kids
    a criminals life was uncomfortable.

    What the hell happened?
    ‘Political Correctness’, ‘Politicians or both?’
    I hope this goes around the UK and beyond
    at least 100 times.

  26. 26
    Not quite says:

    Not all Palestinians are muslims. Many of them are christians. And christians in general get abuse and violence too.

  27. 27
    Jonathan Sacks says:

    I blame Iran.

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    and in other news, ITv has mad a doCumentary.
    steve messham and his apology.

  29. 29
    2 sides to every story says:

  30. 30
    The BBC employs a man called Jihad says:

    Hamas, they are the kind of ‘people’ the BBC just loves, they are on the BBC approved victim list and as such can do no wrong. The BBC employs hamas activists, has hamas minders controlling every move the BBC makes in Gaza.
    The BBC and hamas fit together perfectly, they suit each other perfectly, they act in prefect harmony. The hamas broadcasting corporation, proudly working hard for islamofascism for years.

  31. 31
    katabasis1 says:

    This is two years old.

  32. 32
    2 sides to every story says:

    Are christians evil too?

  33. 33
    Bob Double Diamond Standard says:

    Remind me again why do right wing Neo Con free market types always support Israel?

  34. 34
    Jonathan Sacks says:

    Oh dear. That was not mentioned.

  35. 35
    puzzled says:

    Where have all the news stories about RMurdochs claim that the press is “j*wish_dominated” disappeared to?

  36. 36
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Yes and I bet the men are “mingling” furiously!

  37. 37
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Good to see that not even Labour List are convinced by Miliband’s latest attempt to seize Dave’s clothes.

    “I’m sure Ed doesn’t need to be reminded that being a conviction politician means the public need to know what your convictions are…”

    Perhaps Miliband will compare himself to a summer’s day.

  38. 38
  39. 39
    Abu Qatada says:

    Muslims hate each other and all non Muslims. It is the most violent, repressive organization in the world.

  40. 40
    Simples says:

    Money money money
    It’s so funny
    In a settler’s world

  41. 41
    just off the top of my head says:

    Perhaps because they’re either Israelis, paid by Israelis, or useful idiots of Israelis?

  42. 42
    I hate knuckledraggers says:

    “D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.”

    It’s still like that in ASDA.

  43. 43
    Sunni says:

    Like I give a sh’ite

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    Uploaded to Youtube by MiddleEastNewsWatch 20 September 2010

  45. 45
    retardEd Miliband says:

    I thupport Ithrael.

  46. 46
    I get paid when you click on an advert says:


  47. 47
    Ann Treneman says:

    For Fuck’s Sake!

  48. 48
    [insert name here] says:

    Wait, is your answer to that question “kill the women and children to get to the hamas cowards” ?!?

  49. 49
    enough already says:

    Guido is the biggest shabbat goy in Britain.

  50. 50
    Greedo Fawkes says:

    So this is a 2 year old article…are you using this blog for propaganda purposes now Greedo?

  51. 51
    Mr Galloway says:

    Israel has suffered 5,000 rockets land in 2012 – If UK had 5,000 rockets rain down would we just shrug it off??

  52. 52
    Orthodox Is*aelis spit on "immodest" J*wish girls says:

    Nice bunch.

  53. 53
    ÁC1 says:

    Yes. The Geneva convention says that the responsibility for civilian casualties is the group co-mingling with civilians, not those who fire upon them.

  54. 54
    Umm... says:

    We had decades of terror attacks by the I R A. Did we bomb hospitals and media buildings in N Ireland in retaliation?

  55. 55
    Dave Cam: Heir to Blair says:

    Me too!!

  56. 56
    IDF says:

    Our sincerest apologies,the target was ,of course,the BBC.

    As Sky News building hit by Israeli missile – correspondent warns that no-one in Gaza can feel safe

  57. 57
    another hasbara says:

    Down the khazi where all vile anti-semitic lies belong!

  58. 58
    hasbaras r'uz says:

    I wonder how much they’re paying him?

  59. 59
    Beast says:

    I see the IDF being impartial and seperating the two sides , not all IDF soldiers are thugs,
    As usual its those at the top that cause the problems

  60. 60
    BagLady says:

    Well exactly. They should have evacuated all women, children and old people. Um, where to? Don’t be stupid. Get a visa, take a boat, a flight. Aah. The people of Gaza are united in their fight for freedom and their defence of Hamas. What do you suggest? Genocide seems to be popular on Yahoo!News comments.

  61. 61
    BBC Disinfotainment Commissioning Team says:

    CiF’er-lite. Come on, you can do better than that.

  62. 62
    ÁC1 says:

    Because civilised people and civilised values go together.

    Wonder why National/International Socialists always hate wealth creators and Israel? They’ve only murdered 120 million between them.

  63. 63
    BagLady says:

    Yea, and if it’s all so wrong, how come you hang on to the men-only ’19th hole’.

  64. 64
    ÁC1 says:

    Would you like me to post you a link to the Geneva convention web-page?

  65. 65
    BBC Disinfotainment Commissioning Team says:

    Not pleasant. But lenient compared to burying up to the neck and stoning.

  66. 66
    Beast says:

    They were on the attack as they were getting “evangelised” even as a Christian I find that annoying
    A freind of mine (ex) used to try it on with muzzbots as she lives in a muzzie country, fortunatley for her its a liberal one (most are) they took it in good humour and said no thanks just as I do whenever a muzzie tries to convert me
    Like racism religious predudice is pathetic

  67. 67
    BagLady says:

    Ja’abari was the link between Hamas and Israel. He was in the throes of signing a ceasefire. So why did the IDF decide to kill him? So obvious, I can’t be bothered to comment,.

  68. 68
    ÁC1 says:

    Maybe they could remove all the Hamas fighting infrastructure comingled with civilian infrastructure in order to feel safer?

    Not sure many in Israeli civilian areas deliberately targeted by Hamas can feel safe.

  69. 69
    BagLady says:

    Well exactly. The longer the struggle goes on, the more likely it is that Jihadists will infiltrate society. Every Arab country fighting against oppression is having the same problem.

  70. 70
    ÁC1 says:

    Did the IRA have facilities in hospitals and media centres (not including the BBC)?

    When a group places military equipment near to civilians, the Geneva convention states that those casualties are the responsibility of the equipment deployer.

  71. 71
    Beast says:

    Tell me you dont want to get away from them now and again!
    And I dont ean in a Chris Bryant kind of way

  72. 72
    BagLady says:

    I’m not a socialist but I can see apartheid when it rears up and slaps me in the face.

  73. 73
  74. 74
    ÁC1 says:

    I think the BBC and other puritan bedwetters agree. They seem to hate people enjoying themselves.

  75. 75
    cmdocker says:

    I read this a billion milliseconds ago on reddit.

  76. 76
    BBC Disinfotainment Commissioning Team says:

    How about just away from and discouraging the terrorists in their midst? That would be a start.

    +++’The people of Gaza are united in their fight for freedom and defence of Hamas.’+++

    Do you even know what you’re saying? You’re making them all (women and children too) culpable for the actions of the terrorist ‘government’ of Hamas.

  77. 77
    HappyHour says:

    The border with Egypt seems rather fluid… the young, women and old can go into Egypt whilst Egypt turns a blind eye to the terrorist run government of Gaza bringing weapons in in their place…

    Hamas are masters of PR, honed over years, taking advantage of our generally lefty-liberal news organisations and massive immigrant populations to distort the truth about their situation. Jerusalem is not Holy for Muhammodites, it is a fake claim that they have perpetuated over hundreds of years. The sooner Israel does something decisive to rid the world of this terrorist controlled plot of land the better I say.

  78. 78
    BBC Disinfotainment Commissioning Team says:

    Doubtless you’d have it that’s because Hamas/sundry jihadists operatives are so solictious to avoid Israeli civilians with their missiles.

  79. 79
    BBC Disinfotainment Commissioning Team says:

    It’s clear that certain other of the savages don’t exactly favour modernity themselves.

  80. 80
    Snotsicle says:

    I’m always careful to protect my Gentiles, particularly when playing rugby.

  81. 81
    I quite liked GB when it was homogenous says:

    Someone need to, the amount of crap you spout.

  82. 82
    Jimmy says:

    I’ve often wondered how you lot manage to type.

  83. 83
    Jimmy says:


  84. 84
    Sky ferry says:

    He was on the telly spouting pro-EU crap to the CBI conference a short while ago. Poor them, spoiled their lunch.

  85. 85
    Boss Hogg says:

    Hamas has not provided any shelters for it’s citizens, the reason being that if they have numbers of casualties they can accuse Israel of bombing civilians.
    To put your own people at risk, now how inhuman is that … that is criminal, their leaders should be charged with war crimes against their own..

    The IDF (Israeli Defense Force / Israeli Army) has a video on U Tube,

    but U Tube wants to remove it by using the excuse as not enough people are logging in.

    Please forward this email, so many people will log in and the IDF will be able
    to have its voice heard. Thanks


  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Gays to the left, lezzers to the right, trans-genders in the middle?

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Indeed, having the shopping trolley to lean against enabled them to use their tattooed forearms to belt their kids.

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    If,as I am informed,he is married to an arab woman,then he will continue with his usual pro-arab bias when commenting for the beeb on matters pertaining to the middle east;his tenure in post won’t last long should he get anywhere near to making an un-biased report.

  89. 89
    JH3 says:

    Everyone hates the settlers, particularly ordinary Israelis.

    They are a pain in the arse, and expect the IDF to constantly put their head in the Lion’s mouth to defend whatever patch of rocky scrub they think is so fucking worth fighting over.

  90. 90
    Skid Mark living in bunt out Anderson Shelter on Gaza Strip says:

    I’m shitting bricks.!

  91. 91
    Blairite says:

    It’s the bleeding heart Hamas apologists that have demonstrated outside the Israeli embassy in London and Edinburgh that make me want to puke. Left wing armchair generals the lot of them. This story highlights the fact that the Islamists do not value the same things that the rest of us do, LIFE !

  92. 92
    Truth amongst the ruins. says:

    The truth gets lost in the rubble.

  93. 93
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

    At least we have benefits now.

  94. 94
    MB. says:

    But that does not mean that it is permitted to kill those civilians to possibly get something near them.

    The IDF seem to work on the same principle as their paymasters in America did in the days of Wild West i.e. “the only good Indian/Palestinian is a dead Indian/Palestinian”.

  95. 95
    LL says:

    Wrong, Israel saves more civilians.
    They have rockets warnings, medical first class services, bunkers for civilians – also every home have a safe place- and Iron Dome anti rocket missiles.

    That saves hundreds of lives.

    While Palestinians only build bunkers for rockets.

    And Commanders hide in Media Building:

    The Al-Sharouk compound, which houses many media offices in Gaza, has been targeted once again in an Israeli airstrike. Islamic Jihad says one of its top leaders was killed in the attack.

    (…)Islamic Jihad says one of its top militant leaders, Ramiz Harb was killed in the strike on Monday.

    The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) confirmed via Twitter that four Islamic Jihad operatives who were hiding in a media building were the intended target of the attack on Monday. Several people are also reported to be wounded.

    “The senior PIJ [Palestinian Islamic Jihad] cadre was operating in a media building. They were’t [sic] there to be interviewed. They were using reporters as human shields,” the IDF tweeted.

    “We targeted only the 2nd floor, which is where the senior terrorists were. The rest of the building was unharmed. Direct hit confirmed,” they continued.

    Apart from Harb, Baha Abu al-Ata Tissir, the commander of Islamic Jihad’s Gaza City Brigade, and senior operatives Mahmoud Mahmed Jabari and Halil Batini were believed to be in the building at the time of the attack. It is currently unknown if the other three men died in the attack.

  96. 96
    MB. says:

    I presume the Israeli propaganda machine got it back into the Western press.

  97. 97
    MB. says:

    “Hamas has not provided any shelters for it’s citizens, the reason being that if they have numbers of casualties they can accuse Israel of bombing civilians.”

    In the previous conflict, Israeli only provided shelters for its Jewish citizens. None were provided for Israeli Arabs.

  98. 98
    Moses says:

    Remind me again why every liberal lefty is against Israel every time they fight back against the pricks that are firing rockets at them?

  99. 99
    Moses says:

    Well at least you have a sunni disposition.

  100. 100
    Breton says:

    And three generations of a family were killed by a bomb dropped by the IDF…… What on earth is wrong with you man? Fucking water parks….

  101. 101
    Give over says:


  102. 102
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    “Remind me again why do right wing Neo Con free market types always support Israel?”

    Because Lefty wankers don’t?

  103. 103
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    true, we were never trained by Common Purpose. Can’t imagine how we think for ourselves either!

  104. 104
    The wizz says:

    Perhaps you might look at “Why they attack” civilian areas? Why are HAMAS deploying weapons in civilian buildings, knowing that once used they are a legitimate target. Simply because they know any retailiation will cause civilians to die and therefore aid their propaganda machine. Please look further than your ideology.

  105. 105
    The wizz says:

    Excellent, +1000.

  106. 106
    Malcolm McDowell says:

    No you are wrong, NRK, the norwegian equivalent loves Hamas even more. NRK get extra special treatment from those lovely people in Hamas. The Norwegian government is not anti-semitic of course, just anti the state of Israel. Note the subtle difference? because I didn’t..

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