“At the same time, and even with spotty and irregular electricity, it also has one of the higher levels of education and internet access in the Arab world. More than two-thirds of Gazans are under 24, and nearly all have high written and computing literacy. If the definition of a great entrepreneur is one who thrives in working through and around challenges and creating innovative solutions, it’s no surprise that Gaza is chock-full of them. Half of them, by the way, are women.” Politics hasn’t made much progress in the name of Middle East peace. But maybe tech and entrepreneurship are a better place to start. Christopher M. Schroeder (who knows as much about this topic as anyone) in ReCode: Gaza is attracting the attention of Silicon Valley.

+ For more on this topic, you can check out Schroeder’s book: Startup Rising.