The island would hold vast infrastructure, gas and electricity terminals, a desalination plant and space for an airport in the future.
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At first glance the video looks like a promotion for a luxury offshore development, a Dubai Palm-style project on the Mediterranean. Then it becomes clear it's about Gaza and the future of the impoverished and fenced-in Palestinian enclave. To challenge that perception, and tackle the broader humanitarian and economic problems that beset Gaza – it is currently receiving less than three hours of electricity a day and has unemployment exceeding 40 percent – Katz's plan calls for a $5 billion investment over five years.Hamas, which has fought three wars with Israel since it seized control of Gaza from the rival Palestinian movement Fatah, has long called for a seaport and wants the airport in Gaza, destroyed by Israel in 2001, rebuilt.
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