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November 23, 2013 10:00 am

Hamas Says it Wants to Buy More Electricity From Israel

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A crowd of Hamas supporters.

JNS.orgWhile Gaza faces a power shortage due to an Egyptian crackdown on its smuggling tunnels, Hamas is looking to Israel for power.

According to Oxfam, Gaza is facing a severe power crisis as a result of a shortage of fuel, with blackouts lasting from 12-16 hours a day and raw sewage flooding Gaza City’s streets as a result of the shutting of Gaza’s only power plant on Nov 1.

As a result, Hamas officials are looking to Israel to provide more electricity.

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In an interview with Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Imad al-Daelis, economic advisor to Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, said that “[t]he agreement with the Israel Electric Company to supply additional power will help solve the crisis and will need to use the unused power plant due to lack of fuel needed to run it.”

Currently, Israel provides Gaza with more than one-third of its power needs, despite Hamas’s stated mission to destroy Israel, Israel National News reported.

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  • Gee

    With what will they pay for the electricity? They are in debt to Israel to the tune of 1 billion shekels already.

    No power until they pay for what they have already used.

  • Heiinrich

    Since Hamas wants to buy more power from Israel, then they need to admit that Israel I exists. How can you buy power from a country that does not exists.

  • Rick Brandt

    They still are murdering the brotherly covenant. Can you even feed a murderer while he is trying and planning to kill you? No They must change and stop killing the brotherly covenant in Abraham. They cannot be trusted with anything they are up to evil all the time.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Let them starve to death in the freezing dark.

  • Emanuel

    Someone should mention to all the BDS supporters that Gaza is begging to by Israeli Electricity. I think they should be given an ultimatum for this kind of hypocrisy; boycott or electricity but you can’t have Palestine supporters all over saying “boycott” and then have real Palestinians begging for goods and services from Israel.

  • Andrew

    If they want to denounce their hatred of Israel then yes otherwise cut them off completely.

  • Andrew

    A they want to denounce their hatred of Israel and stop the rockets then yes otherwise cut them off.

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