It’s Not the Economy, Stupid (Prof. Efraim Karsh, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies)

It is not Gaza’s economic malaise that has precipitated Palestinian violence. It is the other way around: the endemic violence has caused the Strip’s humanitarian crisis. So long as Gaza continues to be governed by Hamas’s rule of the jungle, no Palestinian civil society, let alone a viable state, can develop.

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/its-not-the-economy-stupid/