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The Gazan Zero Sum Game

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I served in Gaza as an IDF soldier. I remember it well. Rafah. Khan Yunus. Gaza City. I know these cities in my bones. Gaza was, then, small, ragged, dirty: someone called it the anus of the Middle East. I don’t imagine that under the present dictatorship of Hamas– who are more interested in slaughtering Israelis than attending to the welfare of their own citizens– it is much different now.

When Israel gave Gaza to the Palestinian Authority, squads of Hamas representatives paid visits to the P.A. reps, hauled them them in pajamas from their homes and publicly executed them. They then hunted down Gay Palestinians whom they threw to their deaths off of buildings before cheering crowds.

According to the United Nation’s Office of Humanitarian Affairs, 30% of Gazans live in poverty, 26% of the Gazan workforce, including 38% of youths, is unemployed, 54% of Gazans are food insecure and over 75% are aid recipients.

Such is the socially beneficial power of Hamas. Those citizens not directly involved with the government’s obsessive campaign to destroy Israel must rely on foreign aid........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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