Gaza Becomes 51st State of US – Gaza Strip Parody Videos Go Viral

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By Athena Yenko | August 7, 2014 4:01 PM EST

Gaza becomes the 51st state of the United States as it detaches from Israeli mainland, sailing across the ocean and docking in the Hudson River alongside Manhattan.

REUTERS/Majed Jaber
Protesters gesture during a protest near the Israeli embassy in Amman, calling for an end to Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.

Today marks the second day of the 72-hour Gaza-Israel truce. And as neither side breaches the ceasefire, with Israel reportedly expressing its willingness to extend the truce, Israeli's are taking the opportunity to be imaginative with solution to the Gaza-Israel conflict.

In a parody video titled, "Operation Gaza on the Water," Gaza strip is seen detaching from the Israeli mainland, sailing across the ocean and docking in the Hudson River alongside Manhattan.

Hamas then set sirens on Code Red alert, an American television broadcasted US President Barack Obama accordingly while he announced that Gaza is now US' 51st state.

The video, now viral with more than 90,000 likes, was posted by www.101hakafot.com. The film was aimed to those who like to criticise both Gaza and Israel without truly understanding the real conflict behind.

Another viral video, titled "Operation Gaza Dome," showed IDF helicopters putting a tightly packed dome over Gaza as animated Hamas characters find difficulty firing missiles to the Israeli territory.

The second video is aimed at UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay's statement on August 1 that condemned Israel and US for failing to put Gaza with an "Iron Dome."

Pillay made the statement accusing Israel of possibly committing war crimes against Hamas as it refused to "share" its iron dome defensive technology with Gaza.

"There is a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes," Pillay said during an emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Council.

Pillay underlined that US helped to fund Israel's Iron Dome technology but had refused to extend similar support for Gaza.

"No such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling," Pillay said.

Meanwhile, United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon is calling the international community to support all humanitarian aid to Gaza.

"This ceasefire has come at a price that is almost too much to bear. The massive death and destruction in Gaza has shocked and shamed the world."

However, he emphasised that UN is offering to rebuild Gaza for this one last time.

"The senseless cycle of suffering in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as in Israel, must end. Do we have to continue like this - build, destroy and build and destroy? We will build again but this must be the last time."


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Protesters gesture during a protest near the Israeli embassy in Amman, calling for an end to Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.
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