Who Is Really Besieging Gaza?

“Apart from the presumed public relations gains to be amassed by “sticking it to Israel,” according to a 2011 report Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Hamas reaps over half a billion dollars a year from tariffs on the Egypt-Gaza tunnel trade. It is therefore in Hamas’s best interest to keep the blockade idea alive, in order to secure larger revenues for its Gaza government, all the while demonizing Israel and causing Gaza’s residents to suffer, thereby making them even more dependent on Hamas.”