Gazans flee Gaza

Young Palestinians are leaving Gaza in droves

With few jobs and no hope, there is little reason for them to stay

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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.


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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  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


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If Gaza’s borders were opened, ‘100,000 young people would leave’
Educated Palestinian youths find few economic opportunities amid frustration over political stagnation, reconstruction


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Palestinians determined to flee Gaza despite migration risks


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