Almost ten years ago, in 2005, Israel voluntarily and unilaterally withdrew from Gaza.
Many people then believed that Gaza, with its beautiful beaches could and would become a popular tourist site. The people of Gaza could also have turned it into a classy shiny prosperous city-state like Singapore, but that was not to be.
The terrorist brutes who took over Gaza were infected with viral antisemitism, like the would-be leaders of so many mass movements before them. They spread their viral hatred through their media, their schools, their demonstrations, their sermons, and their speeches. Their hate drove them to turn their sewage pipes into rockets. They devoted their ingenuity and abilities to assembling more and more sophisticated engines of death
. . . rather than to build the good life that might have been.