Three Fun Facts About Palestine

Are you among the people who don’t know what it seems like to live in Palestine? Most people have heard about all the bad things that happen in Pakistan and they think there is nothing good to see or do in Pakistan. Yes, some good things can come from bad things. Away from the conflicts, some amazing and fun facts about Pakistan can draw your attention.

If you are searching for facts about Palestine, I have a solution for you. Read this article to the end to find out more.

There is no airport in Palestine

In a digital world, this is one of the funniest things you will ever hear. If you are used to flying to another country rather than getting on a bus, you will be shocked when you get to Palestine and find that there is no airport. While this is a fact, there was once an airport in Gaza that was completed in 1998. The cost of the construction of this airport was $80 million. The airport had three Palestinian jets and began to operate to nearby countries such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. 

Unfortunately, the airport’s operation didn’t last for long. The airport closed down in 2000. An in, during the 2nd Intifada, the Defense Forces of Israel Destroyed the control station and radar station of the airport. As a result, Palestinians go to airports in Jordan or Egypt based on where they live; either in West Bank or Gaza. Apart from that, Palestine citizens aren’t permitted to make use of the primary airport of Israel. This is because of security concerns.

There is 3G network in Palestine

The world is anticipating the launch of 5G network. But that is not the same with Palestinians. Contrary to what you might think, the 3G network is not allowed in Palestine. This was reinforced by the Israel government due to security matters. However, negotiations have been going between these two countries to help allow the use of a 3G network. However, there are no good results yet. This is funny but it means that there is a slow internet connection in Palestine.

They can’t travel freely between cities

If you can’t imagine this happening in your country, you can imagine it happens in Palestine. When moving from city to another, Palestinians stop at some checkpoints regardless of their reason for traveling. It is at these checkpoints that Palestinians have their luggage, vehicles, and IDs checked. 

Some times they have to wait for hairs before they are cleared to proceed. If you wish, you can say that there is no liberty of movement in Palestine. There are times when the checkpoints are closed and citizens are forced to utilized rugged side paths or go back home. 

Conclusion

Even if some of the facts stated here are too funny to be true, it is the reality. If you are planning to visit Palestine soon, be aware of what you are getting into. Familiarize yourself with the rules to avoid getting yourself into trouble.

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