During the latest war in Gaza, which was sparked by Hamas firing rockets on Israel, as well as the carnage on both sides of the conflict from the fighting, a large number of Palestinians reportedly have lost their lives during desperate boat escape attempts from the war-torn Gaza Strip en route to Europe.
Obviously, due to the death and destruction brought on the Palestinian people by the terrorist network of Hamas — who run the Gaza strip and forcing the much stronger State of Israel to retaliate for the rocket and mortar barrages on her citizens — many people in the strip are anxious to leave Gaza once and for all in search of a better life in Europe where they can claim refugees status.
In one of the latest tragic incidents, at least 500 Palestinian migrants were killed when the smuggling boat they were in off the coast of Malta sunk and the migrants drowned.
With Gaza under an Egyptian-Israeli blockade, scores of Gazans are forced to find original ways of fleeing the strip, often via tunnels into Egypt and then on boats to Europe.
The Guardian explained that the smuggling boat carrying the migrants was reportedly rammed by another vessel carrying traffickers, with actual testimony from the incident given to Palestinian media sources by nine people who survived on that fateful day.
Those Palestinians who realize that there’s no way out of war, chaos, and destruction under the control of Hamas, whose main goal and vision is to destroy Israel and kill as many Jews as possible in the name of “Allah.”
The Egyptian navy managed to rescue some travelers, but others were declared missing, including children. A number of survivors were taken to Cairo, from where their relatives were forced to come and pick them up to return them to Gaza through the Rafah Crossing.
The International Organisation for Migration spokeswoman Christiane Berthiaume said on Monday about the boat sinking near Malta, “Some 500 people were on board – Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese. They were trying to reach Europe.”