Al-Kafarneh was forced to ask one of his sons to drop out of university. “My message to President Abbas: Lift the sanctions imposed on the families of the martyrs, wounded and prisoners."
A Jerusalem Post exclusive conversation with an analyst who recently returned from Gaza helps paint a picture of life in the Strip.
Southern population sees no light at the end of the tunnel.
"Seventy years after the founding of Israel, it would be wise for Hamas to acknowledge that the existence of Israel is a permanent reality."
"Hamas knows that it can count on the international community when it launches initiatives such as those 'peaceful protests,' while Israel has no choice but to defend its borders."
"Hamas knows that it can count on the international community when it launches initiatives such as those 'peaceful protests' which have claimed too many lives already."
The underlying message of the Gaza protests, missed by most of the media coverage so far, is the wish to trample the border and extinguish hope for a two-state solution.
The authority's finance ministry in Ramallah said the payment delay in Gaza was because of "technical issues".
Confrontations on each of the last two Fridays have been clearly visible from Nahal Oz, a kibbutz just 800 meters from the frontier.
To prevent humanitarian crisis, Hamas should be left with policing capabilities, because the most important single cause preventing humanitarian crisis is law and order.