Will Gaza Get Stripped?

The fate of lucrative Gaza greenhouses is up in the air

With Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip scheduled to begin next week, Palestinian infighting threatens to destroy one of the main benefits of the territorial acquisition. In a deal brokered by the U.S. two months ago, Israel agreed to hand over to the Palestinians hundreds of greenhouses and hothouses in Gaza, where settlers grow everything from celery to exotic flowers. The U.S., in turn, would compensate Israel for the agricultural facilities, which bring in $150 million in earnings and employ some 4,000 people. But the plan is unraveling, thanks to the greed of Palestinian bigwigs. As they delay final approval of the...

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