The Washington Post looks at the “wasted generation” of Gaza youth, who grew up under Hamas, unemployed and unable to leave the Strip.
But in many interviews, in their torn-just-so jeans and fresh white sneakers, Gaza’s young people today say they would rather fight for a job in Tel Aviv than fight Israelis.
“If the borders were open, I’d work in Israel in a minute. I got absolutely no problem with that. Everybody would work in Israel,” said Iyad Abu Heweila, 24, who graduated with a degree in English education two years ago but now spends his days hanging out.
Of course he would. Unfortunately, rather than work, a goodly number of Gazans would spend their time seeking out Jews to stab. Let’s face it, getting jailed is the only way they can assure their families of a monthly stipend — from our aid money. Roll on the Taylor Force Act. Meanwhile, ‘Our Kid’ Iyad will have to remain kicking his heels until Hamas are history. Don’t hold your breath.