Gaza is becoming more like Somalia, with multiple armed groups struggling like gangsters to control their turf. Into the mix has come Islamic fundamentalist groups, who want to control every aspect of peoples lives. Thus nearly a hundred businesses and organizations, believed to be "un-Islamic" have been attacked recently in Gaza. These include video stores, Internet cafes and schools that are not run by clerics. Some of the Gaza warlords have allied themselves with the Islamic radicals to increase their power. Like Somalia, Gaza faces invasion by a neighbor the Islamic militants have vowed to destroy. For Somalia, this was Christian Ethiopia. For Gaza, it's Israel. Somalia is considered a "failed State," a country that never worked. Sounds like the Palestinians as well.
The latest peace deal in Gaza has fallen apart. While Fatah controls security forces with 80,000 armed men, the 10,000 or so armed men loyal to Hamas are more aggressive and effective. The rest of the Arab world is dismayed at the continued Palestinian failure to run their own affairs.
In Lebanon, Hizbollah is increasingly criticized for getting into a war with Israel, that resulted in doing great damage to Lebanon, and Hizbollah, while actually making Israel stronger. Even Hizbollah's leader has openly admired how the Israelis learn from their mistakes, while such a thing is unknown in the Arab world.