So what’s up with Israel / Gaza / Hamas?

The blockade on Gaza, initiated mainly by Israel post Hamas’ election in 2007, aimed to halt potential military material influx but also severely limited civilian mobility and goods access. This led to an urgent humanitarian crisis, amplifying Gaza residents’ reliance on international aid for survival. With 63% to 80% of its populace dependent on aid, the long-standing blockade worsens economic adversities, underscoring the critical role of global assistance in alleviating the region’s distress.

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