Uniquely imprisoned most Palestinians in Gaza cannot travel beyond the confines of the Strip and in times of war escape is impossible. They live under siege – economic and armed – and yet so many remain courageous outspoken and steadfast. Donald Macintyre lays bare Gaza’s human tragedy and reveals how it became a crucible of conflict and a byword for suffering. He identifies the repeated failings – including those of the international community – that have seen countless opportunities for peace pass by. Yet against all odds hope for a better future lingers. Gaza was once a flourishing coastal civilization open to the world. Could it be so again?