Is Gaza an open air prison?

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Short answer

Israel unilaterally left Gaza in 2005. Gaza could have been the new Singapore or Dubai, with amazing beaches and a thriving global economy. Instead, Gaza was forcibly taken over by Hamas whose only goal is destroying Israel instead of improving Palestinian lives. Even up to October 7th, tens of thousands of Gazans were working daily in Israel and earning many times more than the average salary in Gaza.

Long answer

Gaza is not an open-air prison. It is a territory with a population that faces challenges caused by its leadership. The governance under Hamas, a terrorist organization as recognized by many international entities including the U.S and EU, has resulted in political and economic instability. Instead of investing in the welfare and civil infrastructure of its inhabitants, Hamas systematically steals international aid to fund and engage in acts of terror against Israel and enrich its leadership. It’s essential to remember that Israel disengaged from Gaza in 2005 with the aim of achieving peace and lessening tensions. However, shortly after this, Hamas forcibly took control, imposing its rule and policies on the population. Israel alongside Egypt, maintains a blockade on Gaza, but this is primarily to safeguard their citizens from further terrorist attacks. Despite the challenges, Israel transfers hundreds of trucks daily with needed supplies such as food, medicine, and goods to Gaza. Even up to October 7th, tens of thousands of Gazans were working daily in Israel and earning many times more than the average salary in Gaza. It is crucial to note that many of Gaza’s current hardships are a result of Hamas’ decisions and their commitment to violence.

A short explanation of why Gaza is not an “Open-Air Prison”

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Another explanation on why Gaza is not an “Open-Air Prison”

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A video showing how Gaza was prior to October 7th

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Explanation about just how high the standard of living in Gaza was, compared to other Arab countries

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