Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Middle East Online reports on Palestinian plans for Gaza after the Israeli withdrawal. The first order of business will be to resolve the housing crisis, in part by demolishing the Israeli settler homes which take up too much space. The ultimate objective of developing the area as a Mediterranean coast resort is a good one, but I think we're years away from when the "Gaza Strip" will conjure of images of relaxing on the beach. The most they could hope for in the near future would be tourists from Arab countries who don't spend as much money as their counterparts in the West.