Gazans are Mostly Children


In the Gaza thread you hear sentiments like “Sadly, the Gazans seem to keep choosing self destruction” or, sarcastically, “I know! Let’s vote for the group (Hamas) that supports more armed resistance!”

It’s worth noting that Hamas was, in fact, supported by only a minority of Palestinian voters. That said, I think another issue here that’s rarely noted in these discussions is that the median age in the Gaza Strip is 17.4 years. This is, in other words, primarily a population of children we’re talking about. They didn’t vote for anyone. But you can bet they’re not going to grow up with a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings about Israel.