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Haiti: Death toll may reach 200,000
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Published: 16.01.10, 12:05
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1. Israel's "mission's" 1st priority
Resistor   (01.16.10)
I had to laugh when I read elsewhere here that Israel's first priority was to give jews there kosher shabat food! While tens of thousands are hurt and starving and thirsty, Israel goes looking for jews. Go home and let others who know what they are doing without prejudice do their honourable work. I will talk about this to my audience on Monday. Will they be shocked??
2. Time for everyone to give generiously
Galut ,   Selah   (01.16.10)
3. no comments?
eve ,   tel aviv, israel   (01.16.10)
it seems to me that israelis dont have habbit to comment on foreign news.. is this egocentricity I am witnessing here? seems like no one in this country does not bother with global problems and disasters..
4. Haiti, in despair
Vicky ,   Ashkelon Israel   (01.16.10)
I cannot understand why it has taken 3 days to get some of the supplies out. Surely they could have carried them over the rubble. Where are the so called UN, and US that arrived so promptly? too busy making sure that their own survivors were shipped out first. The Haiti President moans that he has no home, or telephone. Most of his people didn't either before the disaster. Is he going to get his palace rebuilt ? plus the gold taps? Is the Corrupt Obuma going to keep control of the airport and make Haiti a new annex of the USA? Feed and save the lives of people first sod who's going out,. This is a humanitarian disaster that is beyond anything before. Also would like to know how come the Chinese got there before the US even acknowledged it? The United States of America will soon be called United Socialist of America. Be warned.
5. Vicky #4
Resistor   (01.16.10)
Vicky, you talk a load of rubbish sometimes! The Chinese are very well organised and had their team ready 1 hour and 40 minutes after getting the call-up. Remember that they have a wealth of experience after the Weichan earthquake in Sichuan Province in 2008. A China Southern 747 has just taken off with 30 more relief workers and full of relief supplies! Kool Haveavodka China!
6. Haiti's new name - Hell
Marcel ,   Florida   (01.16.10)
"We have never been confronted with such a disaster in the UN memory. It is like no other," Elisabeth Byrs said. She said the situation was even worse than the devastation wrought by the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia's Aceh province. The Haiti earthquake has "decapitated the country", leaving no political or government structure standing,
7. Eve, you are out of Line
Esther ,   Ofarim   (01.16.10)
The Haitian earthquake is a horrible tragedy and the loss of life - mind boggling. Why waste time on smalltalk, when aid and donations needs to be organized?
8. proud of israel
zionist ,   miami   (01.16.10)
some people like #1 are antisemites who look to criticize israel even when it does something magnanimous. People like that disgust me. Israelis should be proud that the Israeli team was one of the first on the ground to help.
9. kol hakavod Israel
Ilana   (01.16.10)
help from such a tiny country!!
10. #1 Israel to set up biggest field hospital in Haiti
Logic ,   Israel   (01.16.10)
To be operational within hours: http://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/statuses/7824859940 Take your antisemitism to the cesspool where it belongs.
11. Haiti
Steve ,   Palm Beach, USA   (01.16.10)
Anyone with a scintilla of compassion can't help but feel awful about the situation in Haiti. Unfortunately, Haiti is very limited as to its ability to help itself due to its average IQ of 80, which is the situation in all black countries. Being compassionate should not preclude the ability to recognize the differences in abilities amongst various population groups despite PC orthodoxy.
12. Resistor, I was praising China!
Vicky ,   Ashkelon Israel   (01.16.10)
Israel also responded immediately, NOT with kosher food, that came later, after the US and others requested it for their Jewish aid workers. We have supplied a 500 bed hospital. not to mention our expertise. We trained most of the world in what they are doing now. We have more experience than most remember we were in Turkey, Kenya and many others. Were was the USA??????? until they realised that Americans were their they twiddled their thumbs. False reporting does nothing to help those in need, and you are so brave that you do not state your country - Wonder why?
13. # 4
Birdi ,   Israel   (01.16.10)
There is no airport to be taken control of; it has been badly damaged.
14. Hospital Ship
Alon ,   Phoenix, USA   (01.16.10)
All I can say is 'hurry': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXyurQ-ko9A
15. With three million of the 9 million Hatians homeless,
Rivkah   (01.16.10)
the final death toll will likely be far more than 200,000. The looting and criminal acts have already started and it will become worse as infections and murder take their toll. A much bigger earthquake is coming that will be felt worldwide that the Bible foretells will cause all the tall buildings on earth to fall. This is only the beginning of sorrows. The best answer is to get right with the Lord while you can and to follow the Torah food laws so that the Messiah will protect you. Isaiah the Prophet said the Jewish Messiah will not protect swine eaters or those who eat unclean foods. The Northridge earthquake in California decades ago was similar in intensity to the earthquake in Haiti and in residential areas, but only about a hundred people died instead of hundreds of thousands. Why? The building codes in California worked. In Haiti there were no building codes like Tand Y connector metal joints at all junctures of construction of buildings and homes. Haiti needs to establish building codes as a priority rather than to allow what has been to become the future.
16.  cut funds of UNRWA give it to haitians
rachel ,   usa   (01.16.10)
After 60 years enough welfare . Its time for them to go to work ....Its just one big terrorist organization
17. WHAT HELP HAVE ARABS GIVEN????
andy ,   orlando,u.s   (01.16.10)
How much aid have all the oil rich Arab countries given to the Haiti appeal? Probably zero!
18. #15 Eat Kosher and receive protection?!
andy ,   orlando,u.s   (01.16.10)
Sure. Eating kosher will protect you in the event of an earthquake. You seriously spout the biggest load of bs and crap ever!
19. #12
Resistor   (01.16.10)
Vicky, my apologies
20. #19
(01.16.10)
YOU, SIR, SHBOULD BE UTTERLY ASHAMED OF YOURSELF! IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER FOR YOU TO CRITICISE THE TOTAL ABSENCE OF ANY MUSLIM OR ARAB COUNTRY IN THIS RESCUE EFFORT DESPITE THEIR BILLIONS IN PETRODOLLARS. THEIR SILENCE SOEAKS VOLUMES. TURKEY THAT BASHED ISRAEL ON THE GAZA ISSUE AND CLAIMED IT IS A WAR CRIMINAL HAS SENT NOTHING. NOTHING, NOTHING TO HAITI!!!! IF THE TURKS ARE CONCERNED FOR HUMANITIY AS THEY CLAIM, WHY NOT THE HUMANS IN HAITI. HYPOCRITES ALL MUSLIMS AND ARABS AS WELL AS TURKS AND IRANIANS. HAMEED ABOUGHAZE, IRANIAN
21. 14 Alon, Phoenix, USA: I hope Americans injured in Haiti are
Rivkah   (01.17.10)
given priority by the Navy Hospital Ship Comfort. There are many other rescue teams setting up field hospitals for Haitians. American parents are on tv who cannot get their injured relatives out of Haiti or into treatment or even to find many of them in the rubble.
22. 18 Andy, Orlando, US: Ahh, a man of no faith, I see. How sad
Rivkah   (01.17.10)
for you. Read the book of Daniel in the Bible and see how a clean foods diet of pulse and water kept him and his three friends healthy and protected them from a lions' den and a firey furnace. Make the sacrifices in your food and beverage selections now so the Lord is more likely to protect you in disasters. Haven't you watched the miracle survivals in Haiti and elsewhere when disasters strike? Who but Y'hovah could protect people when death was certain otherwise. He sends His angels to hold up the cement so a person, baby or child can survive. Get on your knees and beg for faith! You have none!
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