An airport on an artificial island off the coast of Gaza is the latest idea to completely detach the Hamas controlled Palestinian area from Israel. I’m sure that no airline is making preparations to fly to the Gaza strip, but the Israeli politicians proved again that they have a vivid imagination.
In recent months the Israeli government has been evaluating a plan to build an artificial island off the Gaza coast. One of the main facilities on the manmade island will be an airport that will enable passengers and cargo flights to the Gaza strip . Such flights are not allowed now by Israel that also enforces a strict maritime blocked on the area to prevent shipments of military hardware.
The plan is aimed at enabling the Gaza strip to function with access to the world without compromising the Israeli security.
The manmade island will be connected to the main land by a bridge with checkpoints manned by international observers.
Israeli sources said on March 30 that the implementation of the plan will face many hurdles.
But the plan is being discussed and in parallel there is an effort to bring foreign investors into that project.