Unlike many of the Gaza resorts we have highlighted in the past, this one is unpretentious and fairly small. It looks like the type of place for ordinary Gazans to hang out without spending too much money.
It was destroyed this morning:
Assailants burned a Gaza resort at dawn Wednesday, the manager said.The Al Mezan Center adds that the armed mob tied up the guard, burned down four kitchens in the resort, trashed rooms, burned and smashed tables for about an hour and a half. One guard who escaped called police but they didn't arrive until over an hour later after the arsonists had left. The masked men had earlier warned the owners of the resort.
Imad Al-Wazeer told Ma'an a group of 30 armed and masked men arrived at the Rais resort in Gaza and threatened employees.
The resort was damaged in Israel's Operation Cast Lead but Al-Wazeer says he reopened the facility in order to show Israel that the people of Gaza would live their lives in spite of the attack.
"This time, unfortunately, my resort was damaged by Palestinian hands," he said.
The resort cost some $120,000 to establish and has swimming pools, restaurants and other facilities. After the attack, however, 13 employees have lost their jobs, Al-Wazeer says.
He held the police in Gaza responsible for the attack, saying they should provide security.
Previous similar attacks were done in the name of morality; presumably women swam at this resort, or maybe men and women ate together.
While this may be true, I think that this really happened because of the occupation, which has replaced Satan as the ultimate source for all evil on the planet.