Gaza could have become a showcase of Arab enlightenment and enterprise after Israel withdrew from the territory in 2005. It could have become a tourism haven and a crucible for learning and arts, science and technology.
Instead, Gaza has become a one-party Islamic dictatorship under Hamas, dedicated to the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel.
Thousands of precious lives have been lost in this macabre display of hatred disguised as piety.
Its not just Israeli Jews that have been targeted for death. Palestinians opposed to Hamas have been massacred to consolidate its power.
Tarek Fatah, “Stop the Jew-hatred and build Palestine”, Toronto Sun (22 July 2014) [Available online at http://www.torontosun.com/2014/07/22/stop-the-jew-hatred-and-build-palestine]