“Anywhere else is better” : The Palestinian middle class is abandoning the Gaza Strip (Hebrew)
Religious elders attempted to issue an edict prohibiting emigration, but to no avail. More and more members of the middle class choose to try their luck elsewhere. The dire humanitarian situation and the despair regarding the political situation only strengthen that decision
Young Palestinians are leaving Gaza in droves
With few jobs and no hope, there is little reason for them to stay
Escape of the Gaza elites
The Gaza Strip is facing a future without its strongest members. Under Hamas, life is just too hard. 40% of youth say they would like to leave many of them never to return.
Gaza suffers from brain drain as young professionals look for better life https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5446415,00.html
Almost half of the Palestinians who leave the Strip don’t return, with many taking advantage of the permanent opening of the Rafah border crossing to get out via Egypt and search for a better life elsewhere.
How Turkey Has Become the Palestinian Promised Land
Hamas persistently downplays the escalating flight of Gaza’s professionals, but Gaza’s best and brightest are intent on escape, and Turkey is their favored destination. But there’s a bitter twist
Escaping Gaza is easier now — for Palestinians who can afford it
https://972mag.com/escaping-gaza-is-easier-now-for-palestinians-who-can-afford-it/138880/ Egypt has kept the Rafah crossing from Gaza continuously open since May, diverging from a years-long policy. But leaving the Strip is only the first of many challenges.
Leaving Gaza’s open air prison: Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing
Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt opened the crossing
Bleak reality in Gaza gives rise to dreams of emigration https://electronicintifada.net/content/bleak-reality-gaza-gives-rise-dreams-emigration/6900
If Gaza’s borders were opened, ‘100,000 young people would leave’ http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/5/6/gaza-border-open-100000-young-people-leave.html
Educated Palestinian youths find few economic opportunities amid frustration over political stagnation, reconstruction
Gazans flee to Europe, illegally
Palestinians determined to flee Gaza despite migration risks
Fatwas issued to stop illegal migration from Gaza