It is commonly believed the Palestinians in Gaza are starving and brutally oppressed by the Israelis. For the same reason, other countries send ship loads of aid and food to Gaza.
Yet, an air conditioned, sleek and contemporary design Mall just opened in the middle of Gaza City where one can find European running shoes, Swiss chocolates and Barbie dolls.
Ironically, the opening day coincides with European Union foreign policy director Catherine Ashton’s visit in Gaza City.
BBC and the other media covered the story of Ashton’s visit along with the dire economic situation in Gaza city but conveniently forgot to mention the opening of a new mall.
They also forgot to mention how Israel sends hundreds of trucks full with goods and materials each day for the people living in Gaza City.