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September 25, 2016 / 22 Elul, 5776
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Note to Self: Deputy Minister of Defense – “Cut Power, Fuel Supply to Gaza”

An oil truck goes through the Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza. (file)

An oil truck goes through the Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza. (file)
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90

JERUSALEM – Deputy Minister of Defense Danny Danon (Likud) demanded this morning during the 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 a cease fire.

This morning an Egyptian news site quoted an Egyptian military official who stated that Egypt has destroyed 19 tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to the Sinai. This further hinders the Hamas’ supply and rearmament efforts.

Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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