The IDF Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) has released a video on its Arabic-language Facebook page showing what life in Gaza might be like, without terror.

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The video is intended to convey a picture of what the enclave would resemble, should the ruling Hamas terrorist organization agree to demilitarize and abandon its commitment to terrorism against Israel.

The video, directed to the people of Gaza, explains that if Hamas abandons its current policies Gaza could be transformed into a hub for tourism, trade and industry.

“If Hamas were to lay down its weapons, return the missing and captured Israelis, instead of high percentages of unemployment, [Gaza’s] economy would develop, and jobs would be created,” the video states.

“Instead of destroyed houses, new buildings would be built; instead of border crossings being closed for security reasons, the crossings would be open 365 days a year to people and goods…”

Yona Schnitzer and TPS contributed to this report.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.