Gaza's Best and Brightest Are Intent on Escape

(Ha'aretz) Muhammad Shehada - More than 18,000 Gazans have seized the opportunity to escape since the border crossing with Egypt opened in mid-May. Most Gazans who make it out are the territory's most educated, accomplished, and wealthiest people - resulting in a mass brain drain and human capital flight. Local sources estimate that 100-160 doctors have made it out of Gaza lately, including medics and university professors. Of the ten staffers I know at a senior Hamas leader's office, seven have made it out, and the ones left, including the Hamas leader himself, long to get out.

2018-07-10 00:00:00

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