Former President Jimmy Carter says there’s a simple solution to start ending the war in Gaza: “recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.”
Even if Israel does this, President Carter says there’s still a long way to go.
Two factors are necessary to make Palestinian unity possible. First, there must be at least a partial lifting of the 7-year-old sanctions and blockade that isolate the 1.8 million people in Gaza. There must also be an opportunity for the teachers, police, and welfare and health workers on the Hamas payroll to be paid. These necessary requirements for a human standard of living continue to be denied. Instead, Israel blocked Qatar’s offer to provide funds to pay civil servants’ salaries, and access to and from Gaza has been further tightened by Egypt and Israel.
Tying it back to Georgia a little bit more… how will this help (or more likely) hurt Jason Carter? In case you missed it: Jason is Jimmy’s grandson and also running for Governor.