Unemployment in Gaza at five-year high of 41%
Elior Levy
Published: 16.05.14, 01:00
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1. PA must go to ICC, ICJ sue Israel for strangling its economy
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.16.14)
2. Some additional points to provide context
William ,   Israel   (05.16.14)
The local economy cannot absorb additional workers they say, but fail to acknowledge Israel used to employs thousands before the rise in terrorism from 2000 and the eventual takeover by Hamas in 2006 and unilateral declaration of war against the Jewish State. It also fails to mention that Hamas early on targeted the areas of cooperation with Israel, like the Erez Industrial Zone which employed hundreds of Gazans, which is now battered and closed indefinitely. Despite the blanket ban of selling to Israel and WB ("by whom" was not mentioned), there are massive daily exports of goods to Europe, via Israeli channels. And finally, it fails to mention that the reduction of construction in Gaza is not just due to Egypt's closure of tunnels which is its sovereign right. It's also because materials into Gaza have slowed due to the cynical use by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in building terror tunnels and fortified bunkers for war. At the end of the day, the high unemployment rate can be tied directly back to Hamas rule.
3. 2, Blaming Hamas, like blaming Polish Jews for Warsaw ghetto
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.17.14)
4. #3 Typical Benazi B.S. comment
A ,   Belgium   (05.17.14)
Hamas was voted insto power by the residents of gaza, Polish Jews were thrown into a ghetto and than exterminated, Hamas has sworn to destroy the Jews just as your heroes did in Europe, Hamas shoots rockets (when the ships supplying them aren't intercepted) into Israel and along with its new friends Fatah, commits terror attacks against Israel, Hamas educates young children in the islamic doctrine of hatred. Yes, Benazi, Hamas IS to blame for Gazas pathetic situation and your attempt at deflecting Hamas' guilt with your analogy of the Warsaw ghetto simply proves ,once again, what a twisted piece of bedpan excrement you really are.
5. Big deal, so what? Nobody cares.
David ,   Hartford USA   (05.19.14)
If the poor fools in Gaza think their economy is going to improve as long as they fire off rockets into Israel, they are mistaken as well as stupid beyond belief. And now the leaders of Gaza have kissed and made up with Abbas. Does anyone think the rockets will stop? No. They'll just start coming from the west bank into the population centers of Israel. Hamas has said it only exists to destroy Israel. The Muslim plan is in full swing. I hope Bibi has a plan for when a massive rocket barrage comes from right next door...
6. O boo hoo hoo
Jhan   (05.19.14)
Who gives a frit.
7. 4, Gaza ghetto created by ethnic cleansing, Jews reponsible
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.18.14)
8. 4, Gaza ghetto created by ethnic cleansing, Jews reponsible
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.18.14)
"The Gaza Strip is home to a population of more than 1.5 million people, including 1.2 million Palestine refugees." -UNRWA, 1 January 2014
9. 4, Gaza ghetto created by ethnic cleansing, Jews responsible
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.19.14)
10. let them get peaceful jobs or eat tunnel dirt & rockets
zionist forever   (05.20.14)
11. Ideal time for massive "Palestinian" departure.
Chaim ,   Israel   (05.20.14)
The meltdown of the fake economy of Fictional Palestine creates a golden opportunity for massive, permanent "Palestinian" departure from our land. This is an ideal time to help vast numbers of "Palestinians" leave forever.
12. theft as a way of life for the arabs in PLO/Gaza
JEWISH DOCTOR ,   America is beautiful   (05.22.14)
it's how it all flows in, pockets get filled more money flows in off shore bank accounts get filled ========================= the mainstay gazan arab cook book daily recipe... first, steal three eggs...
13. How can Gaza be in financial trouble with all the billions?
Frugal Jew ,   AMERICA THE BEAUTIUL   (05.22.14)
How can Gaza be in financial trouble with all the billions and billions given to them? GAZAN led Evaporation. WHERE DID ALL THESE FORTUNES IN MONIES GO? into MANY someone's OFF SHORE BANK ACCOUNTS. WHO WAS SUPPOSEDLY IN CHARGE OF ALL THAT MONEY? ABBAS and henchmen, IS ANYONE KEEPING SCORE? no transparency whatsoever! DOES ANYONE CARE THAT BILLIONS UPON BILLION S ARE GONE INTO SOMEONES' POCKETS? it's been years of theft, so there's no controls, just blind greed. IS there no end to this GRAND THEFT? This fleecing of kindness and empathy Not as long as you are dealing with arafat's(AIDS) leftovers and his savage legacy of brutality, int'nl theft and rabid greed.
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