The View From Gaza

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A recent report by Palestinian lawmakers says that Yassir Arafat’s Palestinian Authority is losing control — especially in Gaza, where militias and criminal gangs run the streets. The report blames the Palestinian Authority for the chaos, corruption, and clannish politics in the region. Israel is now planning to withdraw from Gaza, washing its hands of a situation that some say it helped create.

With more than 9,000 people per square mile, this small plot of land is a human time bomb waiting to explode.


Steven Erlanger, Bureau chief for the New York Times in Jerusalem

Dr. Eyad Saraj, Palestinian Psychiatrist and Founder of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizen’s Rights

Marwan Kanafani, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and Chairman of its political committee;