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Sure, blame it on Israel.

After more than fifty years, the Palestinians can't have an economy or government without a dole. No money for civil servants without charity. Too bad.

Perhaps if they stopped blaming Israel, accepted reality and stopped shooting each other and blowing up people and, rather worked on creating an economically feasible country, they wouldn't be in this fix.

When the settlers vacated Gaza, instead of moving into the greenhouses and keeping the economy working, they decided instead to lob missiles into Israel. Smart move? I don't think so.