Most of Gaza's fishermen will complain about the restrictions in the Gaza sea. They are currently only allowed to fish about three miles away from shore, though according to previous treaties, Gazan fishermen should be allowed to go up to 12 miles in the water.
No power, no fuel, and little water: darkness is everywhere, the public is deeply distrustful, and the only people making a living are those who walk around town flaunting big guns often accompanied by a huge entourage.
While the siege in Gaza has a harmful impact on all business sectors, one sector might have suffered less than all the others. The Gaza Information Technology sector might have thrived due to the siege.
Israel's policies towards Gaza may actually be empowering Hamas as the governing party. Lifting the siege of Gaza during Ramadan would be a powerful symbolic gesture and shift the pressure on Hamas to reciprocate.
The Israeli government's easing of the siege on Gaza was approve on Sunday days after Jerusalem had issued a non-binding declaration supporting such a move last week; whether the siege itself will end is another question.
As you know, people in Gaza lose their jobs, others lose loved ones and even their own lives, but that does not mean I have to lose my mojo. I am not going to let an international embargo kill my smoothie buzz.
I am being told that it will be "unlikely" for me to make my way out of Gaza due to the ongoing Israeli-Egyptian siege that has closed borders on every front. Gaza is the largest open air prison in the world.
Israel's siege is achieving the exact opposite of what it hoped. The tougher life gets, the more spiritual Gazans become, thus driving the people toward religion -- an area Hamas knows a lot about managing.