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Israel wants someone to build a $5 billion island off Gaza for a seaport, hotels, airport
washingtonpost ^

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.

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He said the plan is being debated in Israel’s 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.

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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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Ministry of Transportation and Israel Ports, headed by Minister Israel Katz, has drawn up plans for how a seaport and airport built on an artificial island off the coast of the Gaza Strip would look. (Ministry of Transportation and Israel Ports)
1 posted on 06/20/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Will that Palestinians claim that this is their ‘land’ too?

I wouldn’t be surprised.


2 posted on 06/20/2016 11:54:58 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: BenLurkin

You can take the resort out of Gaza, but it won’t work unless you keep the Gazans out of the resort.


3 posted on 06/20/2016 11:55:23 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: BenLurkin

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


4 posted on 06/20/2016 11:58:26 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: MUDDOG

Once in a lifetime opportunity to vacation in Gaza! Only OneWay tickets required! You will not leave the resort!

Amenities:
- Funeral arrangements included


5 posted on 06/20/2016 11:59:26 AM PDT by sagar
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To: BenLurkin

besieged enclave


Build them a resort island?
That’s quite a siege they got there.


6 posted on 06/20/2016 12:02:08 PM PDT by sparklite2 ( "The white man is the Jew of Liberal Fascism." -Jonah Goldberg)
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To: BenLurkin

Check with the developers in Dubai

7 posted on 06/20/2016 12:07:01 PM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;+12, 73, ....Opabinia can teach us a lot)
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To: sagar

Lol


8 posted on 06/20/2016 12:12:00 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: BenLurkin

Resort? Hell make it a prison and send the entire population of Gaza there.


9 posted on 06/20/2016 12:14:21 PM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: BenLurkin

How about a “Hamas Resort Island” that can be easily blown up?


10 posted on 06/20/2016 12:19:22 PM PDT by Enchante (No lipstick on the PIAPS!! #NeverSHRILLARY)
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To: BenLurkin

Perhaps they can establish the first advanced college of horticulture, agriculture, and gelignite stealth weapons technology, with an ocean view.


11 posted on 06/20/2016 12:30:30 PM PDT by Radix (Natural Born Citizens have Citizen parents)
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To: BenLurkin

as long as they put a cork and chain on the drain attached under Benjis desk!!!


12 posted on 06/20/2016 12:33:19 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: BenLurkin

The ChiComs seem to be pretty good at it...


13 posted on 06/20/2016 12:45:55 PM PDT by major_gaff (University of Parris Island, Class of '84)
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To: BenLurkin

“would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too.”

Clever move...
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.


14 posted on 06/20/2016 12:48:42 PM PDT by moose07 (DMCS (Dit Me Cong San ) - Nah. ...Ermentrude chewed on some more grass and watched....)
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To: TMA62
Anytime you see it say Israel proposes this or that, just realize that it is the U.S. taxpayers that for the bill. We give them billions every year and although I and most here probably support Israel as the only relatively free nation in the area, us paying for their island and nation year after year is ridiculous. Look up the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt and realize that WE - the USA bought their peace and it costs us billions every year in payments to Israel and Egypt.
15 posted on 06/20/2016 1:41:58 PM PDT by tony75034
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To: BenLurkin

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.


16 posted on 06/20/2016 2:12:19 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: BenLurkin

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.


17 posted on 06/20/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: BenLurkin

deport (send them back to Egypt and Saudi) the enemy
then
problem is solved


18 posted on 06/20/2016 2:28:02 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians are not born. They're excreted." Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


19 posted on 06/20/2016 2:42:04 PM PDT by lacrew
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To: BenLurkin

If they put too many people on it, won’t it tip over?

Perhaps that’s the plan.


20 posted on 06/20/2016 2:42:36 PM PDT by AFreeBird (BEST. ELECTION. EVER!)
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