February 20, 2019

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Did Israel force the PA to resume electricity to Gaza?

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2018/01/did-israel-force-pa-to-resume.html

A very interesting portion of an article in Times of Israel by Avi Issacharoff:

Although Gazans tend to blame Israel for their situation, it is actually the Jewish state that seems to be trying to encourage improved economic conditions.

The Palestinian Authority recently decided to renew the electricity supply to Gaza by resuming payments for power generated by Israel (now providing power to homes for six hours, followed by 12 hours of darkness).

But the decision to renew the power supply was not due to a sudden stroke of generosity by the PA. According to sources, it was the result of an ultimatum by Israel: The Jewish state warned the PA that if it didn’t renew payments for the Gaza power bill, the Israeli government would cover the costs with PA tax money it collects. Ramallah understood the message and made a public show of renewing electricity payments.

If true, and this is plausible, it shows again that Israel is more interested in the well being of Gazans than Mahmoud Abbas is.



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