They opened a new shopping mall in Gaza last week.
I am completely serious.
The Palestinians are laughing their behinds off at the West and especially at Israel.
In the meantime, Israel is entering a new diplomatic fight to attempt to stop another flotilla, this time from Lebanon, from attempting to enter Gazan waters. Gosh darn it, the Palestinians are so desperate for those humanitarian supplies!
By the way, this appears to be an opportune time to quote from Norman Finkelstein’s recent Gaza book, This Time We Went Too Far:
To preserve my sense of purpose, and keep the Palestine struggle from becoming a lifeless abstraction, I need periodically to recharge my moral batteries by reconnecting with the actual people living under occupation and by witnessing firsthand the unfolding tragedy. From each trip I invariably carry away a handful of stark images that I fix in my mind’s eye to dispel the occasional hesitations about staying the course. When the memories begin to fade I know it is time to return.
Fortunately, next time Finkelstein needs to recharge his moral batteries, he can buy them in the new Gaza shopping mall and take away those stark memories into his next book.
h/t Tom Gross.