Posted by: Tony Carson | 29 October, 2007

Gaza: how long can this go on?

Gaza is under attack from without and within and the fraction of Palestine, which knows a thing or two about devastation, is reeling … and then the Israelis turned off the power.

This LA Times article Under Hamas, Gaza is besieged provides a very good backgrounder to the situation today:

Now more than ever, Gaza is besieged: from the outside by economic sanctions and from the inside by a continuing battle of wills between Hamas and Fatah loyalists.

“Nothing is moving. It’s never happened before,” said Omar Shaban, an economic analyst here. “The backbone of the economy is being destroyed.”

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