Holmes comments are all to the point. He is wrong in one comment: "The smuggler-gangster economy is undermining some of the best legitimate forces in Gaza's civil society, which do exist, whatever people might think. It is therefore not in anyone's interest, certainly not in Israel's." As most Israeli leaders are quite intelligent the conclusion can only be that Israel does think the "gangster economy" is in Israel's interest.
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from the article: UN official to Haaretz: Israel 'nourishing despair' in Gaza