Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90
Overhead power lines in Gaza

Since this round of rocket attacks began against Israel, the average Israeli citizen has asked a simple and straightforward question, “Why is Israel still supply Gaza with electricity as they fire rockets upon us?

The situation is quite surreal, especially since Gaza (or the Palestinian Authority) still hasn’t paid its electric bill.

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Israelis understand that at some point the Gazan population would quite possibly demand or force Hamas to stop shooting rockets at Israel, if presented with the right combination of non-lethal incentives.

There are reports that PM Netanyahu killed the idea, saying the lawyers won’t permit it.

Well, what Netanyahu isn’t prepared to do, Hamas will do for him.

70,000 Gazans in Khan Younis and Dir Elbalach are now without electricity after a misfired Hamas rocket landed in Kissufim and knocked out the primary electric wires to their area.

It will be an interesting experiment to see who blinks first.

Will Israel fix the high tension overhead power cables or allow Hamas to fix them, or will Hamas be forced to stop firing when the its population begins to revolt after days and perhaps even weeks without electricity?

We’ll wait and see.

 

Update: PM Netanyahu spoke with Israel Electric Company (IEC) head Yiftach Ron-Tal, and told him he should not risk the lives of any electric company employees to fix the power lines.

As a result, the IEC has made a decision to fix the power cables, but not at this moment, as with the rockets flying down, its too dangerous to send workers there. When it is safer, they will go there and fix the problem.

 

 

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109 COMMENTS

  1. Is there anyone who believes that Barack Obama is an American citizen?

    The USA Constitution states that BOTH parents must be USA citizens, in order to become POTUS.
    Yet, Barack Obama’s father was born in Kenya.

    People say that Barack was born in Kenya.
    But when Americans went to Kenya to investigate this…
    They were FORCED to leave!

    Barack claimed that he was born in Hawaii.
    Yet, NO doctor, nurse, medical staff, hospital records show that he was born where he claims that he was born.

    The house in Hawaii where he claims that he lived as a baby, the neighbors next door said that no baby was ever there in that time frame.

    He won’t show college records.

    People claim from business records that Barack Obama’s USA Social Security Card number is that of a dead person from Connecticut.
    USA SSC#s are assigned to the area of the USA in which you were born.
    So what is he doing with a dead person’s SSC# from Connecticut, if he supposedly was born in Hawaii?
    And NOBODY EVER gets another person’s number.
    EVER.

  2. Your an idiot(s). Claims that these elements are anachronistic to 1961 (the year of Barack Obama’s birth) are incorrect:

    Nowhere on Barack Obama’s birth certificate does the term “African-American” appear. The space for “Race of Father” is filled in with the word “African,” which at the time was a descriptor that blacks who were actually native-born Africans (like Barack Obama’s father was) were more likely to use for themselves than “negro” (the latter being synonymous with “slave” in Euro-colonial countries such as Kenya).

    In 1895 the British Empire established the East Africa Protectorate, the forerunner of the country now known as the republic of Kenya. Although Kenya did not achieve complete independence from the United Kingdom until 1963, it was known as the Kenya Colony from 1920 onwards and was typically referred to as Kenya long before 1963. A search of news reports from 1961 (the year of Barack Obama’s birth) turns up hundreds and hundreds of news articles referencing that entity simply as “Kenya.”

    The former Kapi’olani Maternity Home became the Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital (where Barack Obama was born) in 1931, and it retained that appellation until 1971, when its name was shortened to Kapi’olani Hospital. The Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital (where Barack Obama was not born) was a separate entity which merged with the Kapi’olani Hospital in 1978 to become the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children.

    Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/birthcertificate.asp#h29sSRQsmZTIdukV.99

  3. Hawaiian Department of Health spokeswoman Janice Okubo explained that Hawaii stopped issuing the longer “Certificate” in 2001 when their birth records were “put into electronic files for consistent reporting”, and therefore Hawaii “does not have a short-form or long-form certificate”.[39] A “record of live birth”, partially handwritten and partially typed, was created and submitted in 1961 when Obama was born, and is “located in a bound volume in a file cabinet on the first floor of the state Department of Health”. The document was used to create the state’s electronic records, and has been examined by state officials multiple times since the controversy began. “It was actually written, I am told,” said Abercrombie, “this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down.” This is the problem with birthers, and why I’m so bored with them. They reverse-engineer every bit of news to find gerunds and commas that may, perhaps, in a manner of speaking, prove that there is a shadow of a doubt of skepticism about Obama’s birth.

  4. At this point I’m honestly getting tired of the constant nonsense claims and accusations from the birthers. I was never at all quick to call people fruitcakes, but honestly, these people are fruitcakes. Their theories have been proven wrong now how many dozens of times in a row?

  5. Pat Callahan, these people have been hate brainwashed,,,..like a broken record,, and their IQ seems to be very low, like parrots, they repeat the same thing over and over, fox news is their propaganda station..Obama is their target, nothing ever about real politics, just bulling and personal attacks on his character..they dont even understand how far off of the subject they are on this and other sites..they are soo ridiculousl

  6. Notice how liberals can not and will not prove their point of view.
    The left wing media bashes conservative Americans.
    Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyers, Oprah Winfrey, nor anyone else on the left ever covered the story, other than to try to take cheap shot name calling of “Birthers.”
    But that is okay.
    Because America is messed up really good now.
    And they can thank themselves.

  7. Notice how liberals can not and will not prove their point of view.
    The left wing media bashes conservative Americans.
    Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyers, Oprah Winfrey, nor anyone else on the left ever covered the story, other than to try to take cheap shot name calling of “Birthers.”
    But that is okay.
    Because America is messed up really good now.
    And they can thank themselves.

  8. Notice how liberals can not and will not prove their point of view.
    The left wing media bashes conservative Americans.
    Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyers, Oprah Winfrey, nor anyone else on the left ever covered the story, other than to try to take cheap shot name calling of “Birthers.”
    But that is okay.
    Because America is messed up really good now.
    And they can thank themselves.

  9. Where does it say if his father was not a U.S. citizen that Obama would not be qualified to be president? ” Article II, section 1, clause 5 does not state this. Morever, President Obama is the sixth U.S. President to have had one or both of his parents not born on U.S. soil.” [listing Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan, Chester A. Arthur, Woodrow Wilson, and Herbert Hoover]. There is only one court decision which squarely interprets the “natural born citizen” clause as applied to a candidate for president, which is Ankeny v. Daniels, 916 N.E.2d 678 (Indiana Ct. App. 2009, ). The Ankeny court ruled that the citizenship of President Obama’s father is irrelevant:
    Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance provided by Wong Kim Ark, we conclude that persons born within the borders of the United States are “natural born Citizens” for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the citizenship of their parents. The 14th amendment isn’t statutory, it’s Constitutional. The US Supreme Court has repeatedly held that birth on US soil (jus soli) is what defines natural born citizen. The Constitution and USSC say that there are only two kinds of citizens: Natural Born, and naturalized.
    USSC has defined naturalized as born an alien and later become a citizen. A statutory citizen is one who has been naturalized. Period.
    Natural born is born a citizen. US Code 1401 doesn’t list 1 or 2 parent citizen plus born on US soil because it is exactly the same as 0 parent citizen plus born on US soil.

  10. Where does it say if his father was not a U.S. citizen that Obama would not be qualified to be president? ” Article II, section 1, clause 5 does not state this. Morever, President Obama is the sixth U.S. President to have had one or both of his parents not born on U.S. soil.” [listing Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan, Chester A. Arthur, Woodrow Wilson, and Herbert Hoover]. There is only one court decision which squarely interprets the “natural born citizen” clause as applied to a candidate for president, which is Ankeny v. Daniels, 916 N.E.2d 678 (Indiana Ct. App. 2009, ). The Ankeny court ruled that the citizenship of President Obama’s father is irrelevant:
    Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance provided by Wong Kim Ark, we conclude that persons born within the borders of the United States are “natural born Citizens” for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the citizenship of their parents. The 14th amendment isn’t statutory, it’s Constitutional. The US Supreme Court has repeatedly held that birth on US soil (jus soli) is what defines natural born citizen. The Constitution and USSC say that there are only two kinds of citizens: Natural Born, and naturalized.
    USSC has defined naturalized as born an alien and later become a citizen. A statutory citizen is one who has been naturalized. Period.
    Natural born is born a citizen. US Code 1401 doesn’t list 1 or 2 parent citizen plus born on US soil because it is exactly the same as 0 parent citizen plus born on US soil.

  11. Where does it say if his father was not a U.S. citizen that Obama would not be qualified to be president? ” Article II, section 1, clause 5 does not state this. Morever, President Obama is the sixth U.S. President to have had one or both of his parents not born on U.S. soil.” [listing Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan, Chester A. Arthur, Woodrow Wilson, and Herbert Hoover]. There is only one court decision which squarely interprets the “natural born citizen” clause as applied to a candidate for president, which is Ankeny v. Daniels, 916 N.E.2d 678 (Indiana Ct. App. 2009, ). The Ankeny court ruled that the citizenship of President Obama’s father is irrelevant:
    Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance provided by Wong Kim Ark, we conclude that persons born within the borders of the United States are “natural born Citizens” for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the citizenship of their parents. The 14th amendment isn’t statutory, it’s Constitutional. The US Supreme Court has repeatedly held that birth on US soil (jus soli) is what defines natural born citizen. The Constitution and USSC say that there are only two kinds of citizens: Natural Born, and naturalized.
    USSC has defined naturalized as born an alien and later become a citizen. A statutory citizen is one who has been naturalized. Period.
    Natural born is born a citizen. US Code 1401 doesn’t list 1 or 2 parent citizen plus born on US soil because it is exactly the same as 0 parent citizen plus born on US soil.

  12. Notice how Teabaggers can not and will not prove their point of view. Maybe they did not cover the story because there is nothing to cover. There is a failure, on the Teabaggers part, to succeed in any legal challenge. As you are true kool-aid drinking conspiracy theorists, no amount of evidence is going to convince you that Obama is legitimately the President of the United States. You will keep up this conspiracy because you have to much invested in your thinking that you are correct and it would be to embarrassing for you to say you are wrong. Once sold on a conspiracy, no matter what kind, the theorist is unlikely to abandon it, as all evidence to the contrary is just part of the larger conspiracy.

  13. Thank you Loren.
    I was just trying to define “natural born citizens” more clearly.

    And Governor Abercrombie, and no hospital or state agency in Hawaii can produce a legitimate birth certificate.

    This is USA Supreme Court’s fault for not clearing this up in the first place.
    Now, if the evidence was allowed at USA Supreme Court, America would be in turmoil and demand Obama’s resignation and all of SUPREME COURT JUSTICES’ RESIGNATIONS.

    And they know it.

  14. Thank you Loren.
    I was just trying to define “natural born citizens” more clearly.

    And Governor Abercrombie, and no hospital or state agency in Hawaii can produce a legitimate birth certificate.

    This is USA Supreme Court’s fault for not clearing this up in the first place.
    Now, if the evidence was allowed at USA Supreme Court, America would be in turmoil and demand Obama’s resignation and all of SUPREME COURT JUSTICES’ RESIGNATIONS.

    And they know it.

  15. The Constitution required a natural born Citizen to “cuts off all chances for ambitious foreigners, who might otherwise be intriguing for the office.” – Justice Story. Eligibility includes the rule of jus sanguinis in addition to the common law principle of jus soli. Presidential Eligibility Clause incorporates both the common-law and English statutory principles, and that therefore, George Romney, who was born to American parents outside of the United States, was eligible to seek the Presidency in 1968.

  16. The Constitution required a natural born Citizen to “cuts off all chances for ambitious foreigners, who might otherwise be intriguing for the office.” – Justice Story. Eligibility includes the rule of jus sanguinis in addition to the common law principle of jus soli. Presidential Eligibility Clause incorporates both the common-law and English statutory principles, and that therefore, George Romney, who was born to American parents outside of the United States, was eligible to seek the Presidency in 1968.

  17. PM Netanyahu will restore power when its safe to go in .Why ? Why is the Israeli Government being so generous to her enemies ? This is an oxymoron .Why even retaliate against the Terrorists organizations if later you go in an rebuild their cities ? What nations does this ? This is Insane !!!

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