The writer states that the econmy only grew by 1% the previous year.....BUT.... this year it grew by 16%. That is phenominal . The figures for Canada and the USA show a growth of maybe 2~3% over last year. It does not matter the size of the economy ...it matters on the % of growth.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: IMF: Gaza's economy shot up by 16% so far in 2010