Middle East: How Hamas economically ruined the Gaza Strip

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Middle East: How Hamas economically ruined the Gaza Strip

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Many Palestinians like to refer to the Gaza Strip as an “open-air prison.” Even before the war, the United Nations spoke of a “social and humanitarian catastrophe” in the area. And Deutsche Welle called it a “place of complete hopelessness” back in 2018. It wasn't just the Israeli attacks after the brutal murders of Hamas that turned the Gaza Strip into a courtyard of hell.

But has there really never been hope for the two million people on the shores of the Mediterranean?

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