They dismantled and pillaged the greenhouse nurseries for the industrial components. The 2nd thing the Gazans did was to fire their qassams from a closer distance. The result being Cast Lead which slapped Gaza down. In life there are choices. The Gazans chose agression...once again. The end result was zero growth for an already crappy economy. Since the end of Cast Lead there has been relative calm from Gaza. The relative calm along with outside political pressure has eased movement of goods which has shown economic results. Bottom line Ali is that economic history shows that social unrest leads to bad economies. The fact that it is relatively calm in Gaza since Cast Lead and the calm has improved the economy. Can you imagine what the economy would be like if after the Israeli pull out of Gaza in 2005 the Gazans would have gone about building rather than continuing their agressive behavior.
Iranian parliamentary panel gives conditional nod to nuke deal (Reuters)
from the article: IMF: Gaza's economy shot up by 16% so far in 2010