Oct. 13, 2016
Gaza Businessman Calls to Restore Economic Cooperation with Israel – Amiram Barkat (Globes)
Gaza businessman Nabil Bouab said in an interview, “I was the first person to open a factory in the Karni industrial zone and in less than a year 50 factories were opened there that employed tens of thousands of workers. I want there to be peace because my interests depend on peace and quiet.”
Bouab recounts that before Hamas came to power in Gaza he owned four textile factories in Karni, which provided 2,000 jobs. The factories were closed down in October 2007.
“Gaza’s people have learned the hard way that nobody is going to help them and so I think looking to their Israeli neighbor is the right direction.”
“Let’s re-operate the Karni industrial zone where I had four Israeli partners whom I worked with from 1999 to 2007.”