Life of Luxury in “World’s Largest Concentration Camp”

Monaco or Gaza? The Economist notes this slice of life from “the world’s largest concentration camp.”

In the meantime, Hamas leaders seem increasingly content to enjoy the fruits of splendid isolation. The parliamentary car park, full of rickety bangers when Hamas first took office, now gleams with flash new models hauled through the tunnels under the Egyptian border. Two Hummer H3s and a golden Porsche were recently spotted cruising the streets. Ministers and members of parliament seem unbothered by the lack of accountability as well as reports of money-laundering. “We’re hunted and targeted,” explains a self-pitying MP on Hamas’s parliamentary ethics committee, who recently spent $28,000 on a new car with the help of a $12,000 loan from the movement.

I wish more hunted Hamas members were dumb enough to drive around Gaza in shiny gold Porsches.

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