A Taste of “Concentration Camp” Gaza: Al-Mathaf Hotel

Inspired by the Gaza mall photos, I have featured on this blog various facilities from Gaza, with the aim of providing readers with a glimpse into the real Gaza, which is anything but a concentration camp as some claim.

My point is not that there is no hardship in Gaza, but rather that the situation is a far cry from what is being presented by the palestinians, their supporters and the mainstream media.

Introducing Gaza’s Al-Mathaf Hotel.

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From the website:

Featuring 34 spacious guestrooms, including 6 elegant suites (2 presidential and 4 royal suites, ranging between 60-150 sqm), most rooms and suites also have private balconies. All rooms in Al Mathaf are furnished and equipped to match the highest hospitality standards and the whole hotel overlooks a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience in Gaza.

The hotel contains 17 single rooms, 6 double rooms, 8 senior suites and 1 royal suite, with 5 of the rooms and suites having 5 large balconies, and 2 with small ones. Features and facilities include free high speed Internet access, and laundry and dry cleaning services. Classic single and double rooms contain a 32 inch LCD TV with remote control, Satellite TV channels, work desk with lamp, on demand laptop , electrical adapters, and power converters, dining table with two chairs and a sofa, telephone with international call support, a mini refrigerator, air conditioning, a wardrobe and a bathroom.

There’s also a multi-functional indoor hall, 5 meeting rooms equipped with Wireless internet, ISDN line for Video conferences, LCD projectors & flipchart boards, as well as a Business Center with computer workstations, laptop rentals, printing, faxing and copier services, and high speed wireless internet access.

Oh yeah, and there’s currently a 20% discount on services provided by the restaurant for employees of NGOs!

More here and here.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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