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Gaza’s Best and Brightest Are Intent on Escape – Muhammad Shehada (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

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July 10, 2018

Gaza’s Best and Brightest Are Intent on Escape – Muhammad Shehada (Ha’aretz)
More than 18,000 Gazans have seized the opportunity to escape since the border crossing with Egypt opened in mid-May.
Most Gazans who make it out are the territory’s most educated, accomplished, and wealthiest people – resulting in a mass brain drain and human capital flight.
Local sources estimate that 100-160 doctors have made it out of Gaza lately, including medics and university professors.
Of the ten staffers I know at a senior Hamas leader’s office, seven have made it out, and the ones left, including the Hamas leader himself, long to get out.

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