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Posts Tagged ‘Hamas’

Qatar Donates Millions to Save Hamas From Gaza Electricity Crisis

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Qatar has come to save the day in Gaza – at least, Qatar’s millions are being donated — to help out with the current power crisis in the region.

Two million Gaza residents have been treated to a scant two or three hours of electricity a day – less than half the usual allocation – thanks to a political battle between the Hamas regime in Gaza City, and the Ramallah government in the Palestinian Authority.

Thousands of Gazans have been protesting the lack of electricity as they face a bitterly cold winter and intermittent rains.

The Palestinian Authority pays for 30 megawatts of electricity imported to the enclave from Egypt, and 120 megawatts of electricity supplied to the region by Israel. But the Palestinian Authority itself in neck-deep in debt and several times in the past was itself cut off from electricity it imported from Israel, due to the millions of shekels it owed Israel Electric Company.

Although in the past the Ramallah government exempted Gaza from taxes on the power, it is no longer offsetting the full amount, due to its own precarious financial situation. Gaza, meanwhile, is demanding 450-500 megawatts of power per day, but receives barely a third of that amount.

To end the quarrel, Qatar has donated $12 million to the Energy Authority run by Hamas in Gaza. The funds are to be used to buy fuel to supply a generator at the Gaza power plant.

The donation is expected to help provide electricity in eight-hour cycles for the next three months – that is, unless Hamas diverts the power for use to build more of its terrorist tunnels, again.

As Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, Spokesperson for the IDF, tweeted over the weekend, “They have electricity for tunnels, not for the people of Gaza #Hamas to blame for #Gaza electricity crisis.”

Hana Levi Julian

Hamas Headquarters Destroyed by Israel in Ramallah, Binyamin Region

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Israeli security forces and intelligence agents teamed up late Sunday night to take down an extensive Hamas terrorist infrastructure in Samaria. It’s not the first time.

The IDF and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) carried out joint raids on Hamas command centers in the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah and in the Binyamin region.

According to a statement issued by the Shin Bet (known in Hebrew as “Shabak”), 13 Hamas terrorists were arrested in the raid. Forces seized propaganda materials, a vehicle and a large amount of money during the raids.

Both command centers were funded by Hamas headquarters in Gaza and by foreign Hamas satellite offices abroad, according to the Shin Bet.

The statement said the raids were being carried out to trim back the growing presence of the Hamas terrorist organization in Judea and Samaria, as it again attempts to overthrow the Ramallah government of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

This, despite public and international protestations by Abbas that he would prefer never to see another Israeli security force in Palestinian Authority territory ever again.

It is of course impossible that the Israeli security operation could have been carried out, especially in Ramallah, without the cooperation of the security apparatus under the auspices of the Abbas government.

Hana Levi Julian

Does Hamas Control Your Phone?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The IDF recently revealed that Hamas had a sophisticated social media honeypot set up.

They would convince IDF soldiers via social media to download a mobile app, and the app would then spy on them and everything around them.

Some cynical Israel took the IDF’s online warning and modified it ever so slightly, to warn you against downloading apps from Israeli left-wing media outlets, with the results being the same.

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Israel Crossing Authority Foils 1,226 Attempts to Smuggle Contraband Into Gaza

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

The Israel Defense Ministry says its inspectors blocked 1,226 attempts to bring forbidden materials into Gaza in 2016.

The ministry’s Crossing Authority released its statistics Sunday on operations carried out against smuggling attempts to bring contraband into Gaza.

There was a 165 percent increase in smuggling attempts at the Gaza border crossings in 2016, as compared with 2015, with much of the goods believed to have been intended for delivery to the Hamas terrorist organization and other terror groups in Gaza.

Goods seized by Crossing Authority inspectors included drones, model airplanes, communications equipment, dis-assembled pickup trucks, engines, spiral welding equipment, anti-freeze, security cameras, water pumps, lasers, iron pipes, aluminum, steel columns, abseiling equipment, metal cells, adhesives, diving suits and scuba diving gear.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Destroys Hamas Position in Gaza

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

An IDF tank on Sunday around 11 AM destroyed a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Office.

The attack came in response to fire that hit an Israeli military vehicle near the system fence in the southern Strip. No injuries were reported.

The IDF holds the Hamas government responsible for all attacks that originate in the Gaza Strip.

David Israel

Hostage Trade with Hamas Stuck

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Israeli and Arab sources say the discussions to return the bodies of two IDF soldiers, Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, and three live Israeli civilians, including Avera Mengistu, being held hostage in Gaza by Hamas, is stuck, according to a report in Walla.

The discussions are apparently stuck because of Hamas’s high expectations of getting hundreds of terrorists freed in the deal, as they did in the Shalit deal.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Hamas Blames Palestinian Authority for Gaza’s Electricity Shortage

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Hamas spokesperson Fuzi Barhom has blamed PA Chairman Mohammed Abbas for the ongoing electricity shortage in Gaza.

Hamas is also blaming the Palestinian Authority for the protests that have brought out thousands of Gazans to the streets against the  terrorist regime, in response to the lack of electricity.

A number of Fatah (PA) members living in Gaza have been arrested, with Hamas claiming the PA is trying to destabilize their government.

At the moment, Gazans have electricity for only three to four hours a day.

Needless to say, if Hamas had invested in electrical infrastructure and fuel, rather than terror tunnels and missiles, their citizens would have electricity right now.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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