That's the way anti-Israel American activist and useful idiot, Anna Baltzer, refers to it wistfully when she addresses college audiences on behalf of the Palestinian intifada against Israel. Well, apparently Gaza is not even safe for members of the International Solidarity Movement (with which Baltzer is affiliated) any longer.
On Friday, just hours after Italian ISM activist Vittorio Arrigoni was kidnapped by some REALLY radical terrorist group, the "authorities" of Hamas announced that they had found his body.
I have no love for the ISM. It is a radical bunch of extremists who oppose Israel so strongly that they have provided material support in the past to the terrorist groups operating in the Holy Land. I am sorry, however, for the death of Arrigoni. It should serve as a wake-up call to the misguided internationals who trek to that part of the world to pitch their tent with the bad guys. Not even they are safe.
It's a rough neighborhood over there, folks. You go at your own risk.
This latest incident, coupled with the recent atrocity at Itimar, causes me to question what sane American parent would send their college-age child to go over to that region on that asinine Olive Tree Initiative.