“…Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My Name.” (Yahweh speaking, 1 Kings 11: 36)
Rushdi Abu Alouf and Joshua Mitnick—Two Years after War, Rebuilding in Gaza Is Far from Done, and International Donors Are Bailing:
Nashat Nawati jostled his way through a scrum of two dozen fellow Gazans outside of the Hamas housing ministry, hoping to get word about when he can expect to return home.
In the summer of 2014, the four-story building where Nawati lived with his extended family was reduced to rubble by Israeli bombs during a six-week war with Hamas. Two years later, Nawati and his six children are still stuck in temporary quarters half the size of his old apartment as they wait to get foreign aid necessary to rebuild.
“I lost my lovely big house in the last war,’’ said Nawati, 48, an unemployed government clerk with worn clothes and a look of anguish on his face. “Since then my family and I live in a small old rented flat that does not meet our basic needs.”
Nawati is one of about 75,000 Gazans still displaced from their homes as a $3.5-billion effort to rebuild Gaza from the destruction of the war creeps along at a pace officials say has fallen years behind schedule.
Israeli, Palestinian and international officials worry that the economic and humanitarian blight in the isolated coastal territory will ensure continued instability and that a new war may only be a matter of time. Last year, the United Nations warned that Gaza may become uninhabitable by 2020 if there is no change in the economic situation.
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What does it tell us when donors bail on their promises to Hamas? Nothing.
Where Hamas and Gaza are concerned, donors have to ignore reality even to think about giving money.
Hamas diverts money they receive to prepare for the next war with Israel. The article implies that the next war is just a possibility, but it’s a certainty. This is the only question: when will it happen?
The only reason for Hamas’ existence is to destroy Israel. That’s not what I say. That’s what they say.
Hamas leaders siphon off more donations to increase their personal wealth. Some Hamas leaders are among the wealthiest people in the world. They got rich off wealthy donors.
So, some donors end up bailing out after they see nothing going on to help the Gazan people. There are many more donors who don’t bail. They determine what Hamas does.
Any decent human being considering giving money to Gazan relief programs should sit down, breathe deeply, and wait for the urge to pass. That will be true for as long as Hamas is in charge in Gaza.
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“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
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