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July 10, 2014 1:52 am

Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister: ‘Cut Power, Fuel Supply to Gaza’

avatar by Aryeh Savir / Tazpit News Agency

Israeli MK Danny Danon. Photo: World Likud.

Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense Danny Danon (Likud) demanded on Wednesday during a Security Cabinet meeting that Israel stop supplying Gaza with electricity and fuel.

“The supplying of electricity and fuel to the Gaza Strip must be stopped immediately,” said Danon. “It’s inconceivable that on one hand we are fighting the Hamas and on the other hand we supply them with electricity and fuel used for the propelling of rockets fired at us.”

He demanded that Israel use all its leverage to bring Hamas to cease its ongoing rocket attacks against the Jewish state.

An Egyptian military official on Wednesday was cited by a local website saying that Egypt had destroyed 19 smuggling tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to the Sinai. The move further hinders Hamas’s supply and rearmament efforts.

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