Saturday, May 13, 2006

 
Anita Tucker's comments of the official statement by the Prime Minister's Media Advisor about the Gush Katif Evacuees, which they erroneously call the "Gaza evacuees." The press release is re-printed after Anita's statement.

Subject: misuse of words and figures to confuse
and mislead readers in Prime


''maintain communities'' means what ? One community is now two three or more groups that are making every effort to keep at least that broken part of their community together . This is in spite of every effort the gov't made to cause the dispersion of the communities.

note in this official PM media report how they
play with the words and numbers to mislead the
reader and thus cause blatant lies to appear as the
truth without actually lying outright.

1.It says it was convened to "summarize the
process" - not to summarize the process up until now .
This infers the process is basically over and
now we have to begin planning for the new process
for new "converged process '' DPs.

2.''convened all the professional elements who
participated in implementing the Disengagement Plan
for a staff discussion to summarize the
process.''
i.e.They hint that they are summarizing in order
to plan for future so this report infers that the
lack of planning for GK people was because of the
residents ''lack of cooperation'' and the
''uncertainty'' of needs as a result. This is a blatant
lie -but it hints that in the future if gov't
doesn't plan properly it will also be because of
''uncertainty'' of needs -so don't blame the gov't
next time either.

3.It says ''It was reported that over 80% of the
families have maintained their communal
frameworks'' but it doesn't say that this is in spite of
the fact that the gov't made no preparation to
prepare for communities and that the gov't did all
it could to prevent the communities from staying
whole and finding communal solutions .

4.'In the past seven months, approximately 1,200
new housing units have been built for evacuees at
24 sites throughout the country. ''---1200 new
permanent housing units or temporary caravillas?
This is very not clear? Only we know it is
caravillas -and though they were'' built'' it took ages
before they could be livable .
5.''More than 3,500 claims for compensation have
been dealt with;'' not clear -3500 out of 3500 ?
or perhaps the truth -3500 out of at least
11,000 potential claims ( approx.9000+ residents
claims for years lived there + approx. 1500 for homes
+ approx. 650 for businesses. That means less
than a third have been "dealt with" not necessarily
resolved and paid. '' Dealt with might mean that
the paper was moved from one desk to next???

6.''most families have received full
compensation''---most of which families???? Do they mean
most of the families representing the 3500 claims
mentioned ???? which could mean ''most'' is 1751
out of 11,000 + potential claims for
compensations. Perhaps they mean most of 11,000 ---I doubt
that!!.

7.''The Ministerial Committee on Assisting the
Residents of the Gaza Strip and Northern Samaria
made over 130 decisions that were carried out in
full''
Not too clear what this tell about the true
situation.
8.''in order to submit the necessary lessons to
the decision-makers'' -sure sounds like someone
is planing to do these cruelties to new people.


Over 80% of Gaza evacuees maintain communities 11-May-2006
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister's Office Director-General Ilan Cohen and Disengagement Authority (Sela) Director Yonatan Basi yesterday (Wednesday, 10 Mat 2006) convened all the professional elements who participated in implementing the Disengagement Plan for a staff discussion to summarize the process. The following issues were discussed: Preparations by government ministries and the security establishment on civilian issues; the advance legislative process; the stages of the evacuation; permanent and temporary housing; coordination among the various relevant bodies; the need for oversight of the process and the need for checks and balances vs the government's need for flexibility of action; how the government can deal with a lack of cooperation by residents and with uncertainty; and coordination between the Disengagement Authority and the other government and security establishment bodies. It was reported that over 80% of the families have maintained their communal frameworks. It was emphasized that the challenge now facing the government is to lead these communities to permanent housing, while maintaining their community frameworks. In the past seven months, approximately 1,200 new housing units have been built for evacuees at 24 sites throughout the country. More than 3,500 claims for compensation have been dealt with; most families have received full compensation. The Ministerial Committee on Assisting the Residents of the Gaza Strip and Northern Samaria made over 130 decisions that were carried out in full. Cohen and Basi instructed the professional elements to continue investigating matters in depth in order to submit the necessary lessons to the decision-makers.

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