Gaza towards self-suffiency?

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    “Whatever became of the settlement lands? Such lost opportunities! The land has returned and what waste”, we hear time and again from Zionist apologists and their kind. “If only Gazans would make a life for themselves rather than blaming their problems on others!”

    In the former Gush Qatif bloc, further south, infinite rows of several varieties of date palms and young olive saplings, both rain-fed crops that do very well in Gaza, dot the horizon as far as the eye can see.

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    In another section of this vast empty expanse is the “fruit garden”: carefully landscaped donums of a variety of fruit trees, marked with signs by each row, such as mangoes, citrus, apples, and stone fruits. Gaza now relies heavily on imported fruits from Israel, as tens of thousands of its own trees were razed to the ground during the second Intifada, and most recently during Cast Lead. “We hope within 3 years, for these trees to begin to bear fruit, and within 5, for the olives and dates to become productive,” explained my guide.

    Gaza Mom » Gaza; settlements; Israel; Hamas; agriculture
     
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    insh'allah, tinnie

    gaza has a great opportunity to be the phoenix rising from the evil ashes of cast lead

    but thay have to deal with the crazy loons of "islamic" jihad and their own self destructive instincts
     
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    I think in many ways the people in Gaza are better off than the people in the West Bank.
     
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    Are you nuts? You are thinking like a Zionist. Haven't you heard the news? Gaza is the concentration camp Israel put the Palestinians into.


     
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    So is the West Bank, in some cases worse than Gaza.

    Do you have a point?
     
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    Perhaps that the "Palestinian's" Arab neighbors should loosen up their stranglehold, eh? :D
     
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    Why is the West Bank worse off than Gaza? They aren't shooting missiles, nor being bombarded by Israel in response. If you are for Palestinian rights, you should be supporting their statehood bid, so that Israeli troops can leave the West Bank. Instead you glorify the crazy Gazans. Those are very nice fields in Gaza. Finally, they're doing something a little normal, and not just shooting missiles. By the way, if Netanyahu loses the election by a miracle, and Livni or Olmert offers the Palestinians a state on the West Bank to end this ongoing nonsense once and for all, would you accept that?
     
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    That is one area where Gaza is better. The West Bank has no Arab neighbors. The only way in or out is to go through Israel.
     
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    Jordan is a neighbor of the West Bank.
     
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    Only after going through Israeli checkpoints.
     

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