Skip to comments.Israel wants someone to build a $5 billion island off Gaza — for a seaport, hotels, airport
Posted on 06/20/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too.
The Israeli minister of intelligence who is promoting the plan, Israel Katz, said the Jewish state is actively seeking financial partners for the $5 billion project.
Katz mentioned the Saudis and Chinese as possible builders of the port or maybe a mysterious Israeli entrepreneur. He declined to name names.
He said the plan is being debated in Israels security cabinet, where he said it has deep support. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is exploring the option but has not yet made a determination, said an Israeli official involved in the talks. The intelligence minister said he has briefed Obama administration officials on the proposal.
The intelligence minister said there would be a checkpoint in the middle of the bridge staffed by international authorities. The island itself would belong to no single country but would have an international legal status and international security forces, he said.
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Will that Palestinians claim that this is their ‘land’ too?
I wouldn’t be surprised.
You can take the resort out of Gaza, but it won’t work unless you keep the Gazans out of the resort.
The island can be authorized if the following criteria are met:
1) the island is floating on the water
2) the island is detachable from mainland
3) the island has a giant removable cork underneath
4) provide jobs and services so that at any given time, the majority of all Palestinians are on the island
Once in a lifetime opportunity to vacation in Gaza! Only OneWay tickets required! You will not leave the resort!
- Funeral arrangements included
Check with the developers in Dubai
Resort? Hell make it a prison and send the entire population of Gaza there.
How about a “Hamas Resort Island” that can be easily blown up?
Perhaps they can establish the first advanced college of horticulture, agriculture, and gelignite stealth weapons technology, with an ocean view.
as long as they put a cork and chain on the drain attached under Benjis desk!!!
The ChiComs seem to be pretty good at it...
“would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too.”
Their own Port to import terror supplies and their own Airfield to hijack aircraft from with minimum interference from any security.
Being offshore , very easy to observe.
What a complete waste of money that would be. What an ill-conceived idea.
Israel gave those hate filled Arabs all their agricultural infrastructure, huge value and all in place ready to be continued by the Arabs when Israel more than generously, ridiculous in fact, the whole of the Gaza and its coastal to the Arabs. Within 24 hours, the Arabs had literally destroyed everything that they could have used to pick up the agricultural enterprises and exports, etc.
These Arabs need to be repatriated in their ancestral land, which is Jordan. They came to Israel when they could see that that was going to be a prosperous, free place to live. Israel should not give them anything more. The rest of the world has made the Palestinians richer than anyone. Their leaders keep the money for themselves and use the rest for murderous propaganda and hate incitement.
What could Gaza possibly ever contribute to the world’s economy that would make this a worthwhile investment? It’s just casting pearls before swine.
deport (send them back to Egypt and Saudi) the enemy
problem is solved
Why build an airport? They already had an airport...they built it (likely with our money) as part of the Oslo Clinton legacy nonsense...and the Israeli’s bombed it 3 years later. In true mid-eastern madness, the Palestinians staffed the bombed out airport (again likely paid for with our money) for 5 more years.
If they put too many people on it, won’t it tip over?
Perhaps that’s the plan.
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