Sunday, April 12, 2009

Unemployed [Palestinians] in Gaza

This story is so horrific that a two-state solution, or one state solution, in Israel and Palestine doesn't seem important (or seems hopeless). Shame on Israel on being stubborn about this issue. Here are two facts this video stated:

  • 70% of Gaza has become unemployed after the recent Gaza attacks from Israel's military.
  • 1/4 of Palenstinians in Gaza depend on agriculture, but Israeli's government blockades on the Gaza Strip leaves the Gaza strip farmers profitless.

Having done a debate on this issue in the past, I feel that Israel's government has to be a bit practical and allow Palestinians into Israel (which will unleash economic mobility), because we are witnessing an apartheid-situation going on (the blockades are also taking place in the West Bank). Israel's governement says that this action would lead to the end of a Jewish state, but how many people in Israel actually care about that principle?   

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