Volatile and dangerous: a look at the humanitarian crisis in Gaza – Elior Levy – Ynetnews 01.03.17
While Israel is engrossed in the report on Operation Protective Edge, in the Gaza Strip there is a growing sense of civil unrest: with shoddy water infrastructure, polluted ground water, power outages and massive unemployment, Gaza is looking more and more like a powder keg in the making. When faced with public unrest, Hamas has repeatedly chosen to deflect any criticism off itself by instigating a confrontation with Israel.
Gaza 2017: Israeli watchdog can already start collecting evidence for next post-war report – Amos Harel – Haaretz 03.03.17
The daily hardships in Gaza are like a ticking bomb that could eventually push the Hamas government into a new clash with Israel. If that happens, Netanyahu and his ministers won’t be able to say they didn’t know.
Has Israel recognised link between Gaza blockade, security threat? – Shlomi Eldar – Al-Monitor 01.03.17
The report of Israel’s state comptroller about the management of the 2014 war in the Gaza Strip evokes officially for the first time the linkage between the distress of Gaza residents and the Hamas campaign against Israel.
And see: Gaza unlivable by 2020 September 6, 2015