The Israeli action in Gaza continues and the Palestinian protests have reached the West Bank. On Tuesday, Palestinians took to the street, where they were joined by Palestinian Authority security forces — a sign the authority is concerned this attack may hurt its standing in the eyes of Palestinians.
Twenty percent of Israeli citizens are Arab. And recently, Muslim towns like Jisr az-Zarqa, on the Israeli coast, have been holding Ramadan tours to bring in income, show Islamic traditions and build bridges between Jews and Muslims. But this year, the conflict in Gaza has intervened.
At first glance, the Palestinian economy appears to be booming: People are out on the streets, and small shops are packed. But the territory is under Israeli military control, and heavily dependent upon international aid.
Hamas rejects Israel's right to exist. So, it might come as a surprise to hear that Hamas-run schools in Gaza have started offering Hebrew language classes. Government-run schools in Gaza put the main language of the Jewish State on the curriculum.