Gaza's self-made crises

Friday, April 27, 2012 |  Aviel Schneider

Life in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip fluctuates between poverty and wealth. On the one hand the people are being abused by the manipulation of oil prices, and on the other the tunnel business has become a Palestinian “startup.” Nowadays real estate deals are under the control of the new tunnel millionaires. For one person the Strip is hell; for another it is a place of unlimited possibilities.

For the poorer sectors of society, their problems are conveniently blamed on Israel, both for local and international consumption. And few dare to speak out regarding the truth of their situation.

“You have no idea how afraid we are of Hamas,” a Gazan man from Khan Younis told Israel Today. ”Anyone who dares raise his voice is immediately silenced."

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