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PLO / PA / Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.

JERUSALEM – Close to 100,000 signatories have joined a petition demanding that the Government of Israel cut off the water and electricity supply provided by Israel to the Palestinian Authority.

Under the title ‘It’s time to stop the Palestinian Circus!’ the petition states: “There will be no water, no electricity, and no transfer of goods and treatment of the wounded – until the return of our boys! The Government of Israel will not negotiate any price, the power is in our hands and that’s the time to return the pride to the State of Israel!”


The petition garnered tremendous support in only three days.

Tazpit News Agency spoke to one of the organizers, who expressed regret at the aspect of collective punishment, but explained its significance. “This action is required for two reasons: first, the tactical need to bring the three abducted boys back. The other point is that Israel’s pride and stature are at stake here; we must not bend to the terrorists’ demands. Seeing the boys coming back will create a surge of national pride, which I believe has been lost. My heart is with the families, I hope this works.” He conceded that he did not expect such massive and swift support. He plans to submit the petition to Minister of Economy Bennet and MK Ayelet Shaked, with the intent of them bringing the issue to the government.

One signatory from Passaic, New Jersey wrote: “Why is Israel providing free water and electricity to these Arabs anyways? At the very least the Arabs should be paying at least as much as us, if not more. Israel needs to stop putting the welfare of those who want Israel destroyed over the welfare of their own Jewish citizens.” Israel currently supplies all electricity needs to the Arabs in Judea and Samaria. Palestinian customers receive the electricity through the Palestinian Authority and the Jerusalem District Electricity Company. The PA’s has 730 Million NIS debt to the Israel Electrical Company (IEC). Each month, IEC sends a warning letter about the debt, and it is in talks with the Palestinian Authority and the Jerusalem District Electricity Company, but no agreement has been reached on payment.

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  1. I am bothered by the lack of real deterring action. Israel should start turning the Arab villages in that area into parking lots!
    Of course we need to pray that the kids are rescued safely and unharmed but the army and the gov should be MUCH more forceful!!
    Now is battle time. Call up the reserves and lets change the equation for ever!!

  2. These Palestinians deserve for Israel to cut their water & electricity for the terror they constantly cause Israel. They should be given an ultimatum return the kidnaped jewish teens or face the consequences.

  3. We are not evil people! We heal “them” when they come to Israeli medical centers. We went through the Holocaust and were not treated like humans, let’s NOT stoop to that level and cut off their water supply. It will only bring on MORE hatred. We have to find a way to continue taking the high road as we are not barbarians! Let’s not ever forget this!!!

  4. Well if people are like me. I own my utilities and haven’t gotten paid for usage either. I’ll have them cutoff too. They do the same thing over here in America. Run up the telephone bill with long distance charges and lie saying they didn’t make the bill. Close the business and reopen in another name and new telephone number and stiff the owners of the building because they get stuck with the utilities that they made. Gas, water it’s all the same. And a Timraz there is a Timraz here. Always on the most wanted terrorist list. Right here in Tuscaloosa, Al. Owes for child support, past due utilities and slander and defamation. Thanks to Chicago, Bill Clinton and the Obama administration. Why you can’t find your most wanted. Over here keeping up that same doo doo. He was to supposedly lost his head ten years ago. So why is he here with this other missing terror cell?

  5. Why are we treating them in Israeli hospitals ? We can’t even walk freely in our own land with fear of being kidnapped and used as a bargaining tool, They do not deserve our good hearts and hospitality on any level, they must not have these luxuries at all, I believe in an eye for an eye.

  6. ELyse I agree with you 100% they need to get rid of the Moslems so many people are blinded muslims are deviancy their teachings and sharia law is the devils work America wake up you have garbage what do you do with it? Throw it out! ,,!

  7. Melkar Muallem Its been going on for years. Are you so blind… what about all the rockets launched into civilian population centers? Hamas has been a terror organization for decades. Did you forget about the Olympics in 72?

    Don't ing call me a Nazi! It was the Nazis that killed innocent people just like Hamas.

    Sensitive conflict my ass! Hamas and others want Israel and Jews wiped off the face of the earth. If Israel wanted to, they could easily do it to the Gaza strip and bomb it into the sea. But they don't because they, unlike Hamas and many in the Arab world actually value life.

    Meanwhile Hamas is so focused on violence they haven't been able to even provide for the basic needs of their people, like water. They have to rely on the sworn enemy for that. Maybe if they spent money on building a desalination plant instead of weapons, they could provide water. But no, they would rather buy guns.

    Turn off the water and power and all supply lines until those kids are returned. And if they are hurt or killed, ing bomb the strip into the stone age!

  8. The families want their children back Melkar!! Why can't they just return them ? What do you think should happen? What do your parents feel if you were kidnapped and no one knew if you were dead or alive ? Cutting off supplies might get a message across to return them.. They had no right to abduct them. Is that a little on the bigotry side, would you think.. Or heartless bitch side? You tell me..

  9. Uzair ozzy khan , how dare you say I’m evil ! I’m only saying what’s the truth, then WHY ????? Are you on this page, the last I looked it said ” Jewish Press” we also dont teach our children such hatred , by lying in children’s shows what the Jews do to them, we don’t have to lie and blackmail our kids into hating another race , religion or culture. I’m sure you’d be more comfortable on your own pages instead of us making you sick here

  10. What you’re not getting is both cultures actually MIX quite normally without the baddies , and you know that too. Actually Israel is an amazing place and I’ve seen on a number of occasions people of all cultures getting along 100% so to pass those radical comments aren’t just. It would be the same as me saying my friends who are in Saudi / Dubai/ Egypt / Bahrain are right. We all need to get along for the future of our world.
    The other thing Uzair is do you know the Jews make up only 0.02% of the worlds population , and the Arabs are 1.57 Billion so for them to have such a small piece of land in the world to call home isn’t asking too much I think

  11. Yes, cut their water and electric. They are parasites looking to kill their host (Israel)! Need to stop playing games with these terrorists. Take back the entire land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River as Hashem gave us!

  12. Its not a threat, I cant give a less damn about how you lead your life, but never wish the ethnic cleansing of my people or any race, because that is just sad on your part..

  13. Melkar Muallem Just the latest in a loooooong history of terror by Hamas! Deny it if you must to justify your opinion.

    Hamas continues to want to fight, they suffer the consequences. Tough !! And you are right, Hamas uses rockets and terror, Israel uses jet fighters and tanks. Again em! How every said war is fair? And just knowing that the Gaza Strip still exists with Israel having such a massive advantage shows the restraint they have shown for decades. If I were the PM of Israel, any attack by Hamas on my people would be met with an attack 100 times greater.

    I am not sympathetic to a nation of people who teach hate and only know about waging war. They have had ample opportunity to forge a peace and each time walk away. They have produced NOTHING of value for their own people.

    Funny how it is only the Gaza Strip, the West Bank lives in relative peace. Don't hear about kids being kidnapped from there or rockets being launched from there or Israel bombing there or cutting off water.

    Hamas is the problem and sadly our ing moron President Bush thought that elections make democracies and now they are the Gov't.

    I would have sympathy for the citizens of the Gaza Strip if they didn't support those lunatics.

  14. Uzair Ozzy Khan I’m so sorry that people aren’t connecting that all people, can be good or evil. Everyone forms their beliefs on what they have seen in their lives. We should form our beliefs on what is good. I pray that the innocent not be hurt. I pray for those who stand for peace be safe.

  15. Melkar Muallem Israel has not killed a thousand children under the age of 13 in the last 10 years. We did however just provide free emergency surgery in Israel for Abbas's wife. A million children have been murdered in Syria in that time, but that is at the hands of Assad -not Israel! Get an education, stop spreading lies and then come back and talk.

  16. Moshe Zucker I am for peace. I do believe that the land of Israel was given in covenant by God to the Jewish people.
    I also believe all people have the potential to be peace loving.
    I’m not discrediting that many people have been hurt.
    If I have offended anyone please forgive me.

  17. This is what hamas wants, for Israel to be demonized.
    i understand our anger and that we want to do this but we are better then them. We are not Animals we don't hurt children not giving children water will kill children. Having said that ……..
    It is only for God to judge terrorists, but it is our job to arrange the meeting

  18. Apparently Saqib you didn’t read the part where the Palestinian and ALL Muslim occupation peoples are receiving FREE medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. READ! Oh, not to mention FREE electricity and water. If I don’t pay my bills, the utility companies cut me off. Pull your head out of your a**. During war one must resort to whatever tactics work. Muslims do that all the time by strapping bombs to their children and sending them out to die. So, yah, Israel has some pretty good hearted people. This is a war as has been declared by the Muslims in their Jihad.

  19. How is Israel behaving the same as the Nazis. I don’t see them committing total genocide of a race??? They merely want the right to exist on 9 small miles of land. The Arabs practically own an entire continent but they can’t let the Israelis own what is rightfully theirs and live in peace. Please share with all of us how they’re acting “the same way”???? A few peoples opinions are an expression of anger because of the way they’ve been treated and they have a right to be angry, but their government is acting responsibly.

  20. That’s so true but it’s the only bargaining chip Israel may have at their disposal. This is an act of war started by the Muslims. There is always collateral damage in any war sad to say. It may sound cold and harsh but read a history book and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

  21. Do you think it’s possible to be MORE hated? The media only portrays half the story…the half that makes Israel look bad and if they can’t tell the truth (which they can’t), telling half the truth leaves people to jump to their own conclusions. There is NEVER any media coverage about the goodness Israel does even though it happens on a daily basis. You have a very noble heart and I hope your kindness will win over the Muslims and the media. God be with you!

  22. Come on – Nonesense – The PA & Hamas are causing harm to their own children – Stop blaming Israel for them! Stop the blame game. Start blaming the arabs for electing Hamas and Fatah – They are the problem!

  23. To Melkar Muallem: They are all alive. Your children are taught to murder Jews and therefore must be looked away. Blame yourself for the problems you are causing to your children!

  24. Melkar Muallem :To Melkar Muallem : You are destroying your own children. Teaching hate and training them to murder innocent people. You elected the governments you have so now get rid of them if you don't approve of kidnapping children and murdering innocent people.

  25. Melkar Muallem : Come-On stop the foolishness. No one is killing you, you are killing yourselves with hate of the Jewish people. 1.5 million arabs are citizens of Israel and live much better than you.

  26. Melkar Muallem : Come-On stop the foolishness. No one is killing you, you are killing yourselves with hate of the Jewish people. 1.5 million arabs are citizens of Israel and live much better than you.

  27. Melkar Muallem Talk about ethnic cleansing – Armenians (1 Million of them killed in Turkey by Muslims), Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Nigeria – all Muslim Countries. 875,000 Jews expelled from Arab lands. You have no clue what you are talking about. You just repeat the same lies generated by Hamas and the Palestinians. How many Christians did the Muslim Brotherhood kill in Egypt?

  28. Melkar Muallem If islamics conducted themselves like humans there might be some sympathy for them…they have instead shown themselves to be a curse upon all of mankind and a plague wherever found…for myself, I have concluded that they simply are not human or a part of humankind! In any case: "They Must Go!"

  29. Melkar Muallem Sending 10,000 rockets in Israel is OK with you? Using Children for human shields is OK with you? Before you start blathering about Israeli responses to terror, get your facts right!

  30. God made a promise to king david which will never be broken that the throne king david sat to rule will be kept forever and that he will never lack a man to sit on it.when christ was born from d lineage of david he had the right to sit on that throne when he will return soon he wil use that throne the house for d almighty that david built wil be erected again.d jews will be honoured and respected people on earth in d near future

  31. The racism in this thread truly astounds and upsets me. Why would any decent, fair-minded Jewish person wish to inflict pain and suffering upon another human being, just because that person subscribes to a different religion?? Have the lessons not been learned from 70 years ago? Let’s not continue to propagate hatred and intolerance by persecuting Palestinians. It solves nothing. Not all Palestinians are terrorists. And not all Israelis are terrorists. We are all human beings. We need to learn compassion and understanding. We need to learn to live together… x


  33. This has nothing to do w religion and never has been. This is a people who will stop and nothing – not even putting their kids in front if themselves if it would mean israel would look bad and make Jews die. Thats the difference. We value lives. All lives. They dont.

  34. Do the Western Democratic countries in Europe which are predominantly Christian that remember the HOLOCAUST all too well and now are recognising Hamas and PLO union and supporting them against Israel the only Democratic country in all of the Middle East want to see another Holocaust that killed 6000000 million Jews and many others.Hamas is a TERRORIST ORGANIZATION according to your countries Laws.Hamas is hitler's deputies and are Nazi in Doctrine.Also Christians are being killed by the thousands in Islamic countries so Get Real and do something Morally Correct.Also you know and should recognise Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel Now.

  35. Yes, give Abbas 48 hours to return the 3 kids alive or cut off all electricity until they are safely back.
    It is also very overdue to do the same for Gaza. Every time a rocket falls on Israel, 24 hours cut off for every rocket.

  36. Melkar Muallem , right you are. Hitler in reverse is the kind of thinking I am seeing. What was learned from the Holocaust. I just wonder about human beings. I prefer Chabad and Kabbalah where you can come from any walk of life and get to really know G-D and people. Much better plan. Jews, Christians, Muslims, others all working together for the common good of all. That is where I am heading.

  37. My religion would call, it a no I spoke too quickly..just like all these people, who may not really sign it either..but I know id be wr8ng ro hurt anyone as a Christian..we aretaught love for your enemies

  38. And you are right, I have grown great admiration for the humanity of Israel..they are dedinately the most with the highest ethics…in such a pot of hatred..l..

  39. I live in Israel, I currently pay 63 NIS per kilowatt of electricity; it roughly translates to $18.00 dollars per Kilowatt. In America the price ranges from $4.60 to 10.50 per kilowatt of electricity. If we did not pay for arab electricity we could conceivable save $10.00 per kilowatt of electricity. It is a crisis that Jews in Israel pay twice as much for electricity to provide for people who actively try to murder Jews. There is nothing but fear and stupidity stopping the free ride of electricity for arabs in Judea and Samaria.

  40. Anger is hurt turned inside out. Its hurt on this page, not revenge..I felt it too as a mother. But the state of Israel is doing good towards those who try to destroy it. That will never happen. lve read the old testament, and yes they have fone astray. God sent them many prophets to repent and sometimes they did and then sometimes they were enslaved. But God sent Moses to deliver them., So, im just sayiny, in the end God always delivers them and they are human with love that gives them great pain and hurt.

  41. Procided free water and electricity to their enemies..ive learned a lot on the site. And my admirarion for Israel has bloomed. One can see God at work among so much hatred, and HE will always show the right . But I also can see how much their faith is being dont know that I could live among such hate without becoming or wanting to become revengeful..I know they will always be the Godly people in the endl They are just soo hurt..who can blame them..I pray these kids are found safe

  42. Melkar Muallem The only reason Israel has killed your children, is because you cowards use your children as shields. I do not care how old they are, even a 4year old carrying a weapon he has been show no drilled how to kill, is an enemy of Israel.

  43. Melkar Muallem Think ur mind is messed up. We've been their ally . You re the haters who keep attacking them. You hate Israel more than u luv ur kids. Quit playing the victim,it's getting old. You squatters need to hand over the jewish boys or take the consequences.

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