The Hamas experiment in Gaza is nearly 10 years old. What have the people of Gaza gotten out of it? As the leadership of Hamas continues to fill their coffers (it’s estimated there are over 1,500 millionaires living in the strip), the people have been neglected. This summer’s electricity crisis is the latest example of how Hamas hurts Palestinians. Hamas is refusing to pay their electric bill. The Palestinian Authority, under an agreement from the Oslo Accords, pays Israel for the electricity that it pumps into Gaza. They have informed Israel that they do not plan on paying the bill and have asked Israel to cut the electricity to Gaza. This is an apparent attempt to reclaim rule in the strip. Continue reading “Hamas Hurts Palestinians”
Hamas has produced a video showing how wonderful Gaza is for local consumption, while lying to the rest of the world about it being an “open air prison.” The hash tag people are holding up thanks “Thank you, Hamas” in Arabic (h/t EnLiEretzAheret AboudDandachi).
See for yourself.
Cutting through the lies told about Gaza, that it is an “open prison” or “concentration camp.” There is poverty in Gaza, but there is also five star resorts, beautiful streets, open fields, malls, supermarkets, and more. Gaza has as many millionaires per capita as Turkey or Brazil. Poverty persists because Hamas diverts funds donated to Gaza from helping the people to building terror tunnels to attack Israel. In the process 160 children have died in the building process. Here are some images from Gaza taken from twitter, posted by people living in Gaza.