Gaza could have been the beginning of Singpur of the Middle East - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Eitan
    • 05.03.10 | 11:11 (IST)

    but the authorities in Gaza, supported by the majority of Gaza's population opted otherwise, and now they eat the cake they chose to bake. Gaza, in 2005 and even earlier, could be the beneficiary of so much financial, economic and good will support from countries the world over, including the Jewish state of Israel. Gaza could have developed its tourism and agricultural potential, handed over to its people on a silver platter by Jews in Israel and out of it. It could have developed itself into a center of commerce and industry through the use of its port and airport. It is time the UN demanded that the people who are responsible for the crime of Gaza are brought to trial: The leadership of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority before them. It is also time the UN demanded of the Arab state of Egypt to shoulder its responsibilities with regard to Gaza. After all, Egypt, that initiated the Six-Day War from Gaza should also be part of Gaza's solution, don't you think...??

    from the article: UN official to Haaretz: Israel 'nourishing despair' in Gaza
    First published 04:27 05.03.10 | Last updated 20:21 05.03.10
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