Gaza's economy has always been about international aid- it has created a dependent society, and a government that only seeks that aid not production. The current minister of Hamas has build himself a one million dollar villa with it. And aid has brought about five star hotels and restaurants in Gaza that only help the elite. Like most third world countries, it has become corrupt and Dependant on that money train rather than producing anything.
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from the article: UN study: Gaza unemployment rate remains among the worst in the world