Influenced by Arab and leftist propaganda, the world sees Gaza as a ghetto under siege by the cruel Israeli army, but photos from Gaza continually prove the opposite.

This set of photos posted on the Hebrew news site Rotter.net shows the opening of a water park at Khan Younis. Less than a year ago, a bustling modern mall opened in Gaza City.

Egyptian journalist Ashraf Abu al-Houl wrote last year following a tour of Gaza that "A sense of absolute prosperity prevails, as manifested by the grand resorts along and near Gaza's coast. Further, the site of the merchandise and luxuries filling the Gaza shops amazed me.Ē.

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