Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy (6 February, 21 Shevet, 5778)
Gaza is to the southwest of the State of Israel close to major Jewish population centers. It threatens the air space of Israel. The problems of Gaza affect Israel and threaten its population. Environmental issues include desertification; salination of fresh water; sewage treatment; water-borne diseases; soil degradation; and depletion and contamination of underground water resources.
The problem of Gaza may be understood by analogy with Germany in the period leading up to World War-2.
You once had a Nazi party that controlled Germany. The Nazis had the support of enough of the German people to be considered representative of them, at that time. Likewise at present Hamas and organizations that are even more extreme than Hamas control Gaza. The people of Gaza support them. In the same way that under the Nazis the people of Germany had genuine humanitarian needs so too under Hamas. The ideology of Hamas is even worse than that of the Nazis. The genocidal intentions of the Nazis were quite clear to whoever looked to see them. There were Germans who did not wish to see and therefore did not do so. There were even some Jews like that. With Hamas no such excuse exists. They want the destruction of Israel. They are a danger to Israel. They declare it openly. That is what they consider their reason to exist to be. That is why several other nations support them. If Gaza was empty of Palestinians Israel could use the space for defence purposes, for agricultural needs, for housing its population, for trading facilities, for improving the ecological continuum, healing water sources, and the like. Theoretically Israel could take over Gaza, suppress Hamas, and force the Palestinians there to toe the line. This would be for the ultimate good of everyone. It however would require a certain degree of firmness and a disciplining of the civilian population. The Jews of Israel have not really got the heart for this. They can be quite good in defending their homeland when in danger but not in ruling over others. Gaza is also not alone. Gaza in its hostility to the Jews and to the State of Israel has the support of Germany and the EU, of Japan, of Iran, and of others. The best solution would therefore be to transfer the population of Gaza elsewhere. It is prophesied that this is what will happen. Not only the Palestinians of Gaza will be so accommodated but the rest of the Palestinians as well.
Isaiah (NASB) 11:
14 They [i.e. Judah and Ephraim, see previous verse]
SHALL FLY THE PHILISTINES AWAY WESTWARD"
The Hebrew says: "VeAFU BeCeTeF PLiSHTIM YaMaH..", i.e. word for word:
"[veafu] And they will cause to be flown [becetef] by wing [Pelishtim] Philistines [yama] towards the Sea."
There are 1.6 million Palestinians in Gaza. This is less than the number of Syrians who recently fled Syria. Since Jews were not involved nobody seems to have especially noticed where the Syrians went to. If the peoples of Europe do not want more Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank paying them a visit alternative locations could be found in North Africa and/or in Latin America.