Varför skulle Israel förse sina fiender med gratis vatten? De har pengar till att gräva tunnlar och köpa vapen. Israel ger också stora mängder dricksvatten tïll Abbas sen Osloavtalet.
IDF official warns that Gaza’s electricity supply could be cut off since it won’t pay its electricity debt.
Varför skulle Israel förse sina fiender med gratis vatten. Contact Editor
Elad Benari, 26/05/17 05:03
Major General Yoav Mordechai
Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai, on Thursday warned that Israel could cut off Gaza’s electricity supply due to the longstanding feud between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and the Ramallah-based Fatah.
Speaking with BBC
in Arabic and quoted by Globes
, Mordechai explained, “Israel will have to cut the supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip. Unfortunately, Hamas collects NIS 100 million a month from the residents of the Gaza Strip in goods and from taxes paid by all the oppressed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip; it does not reach the Palestinian Authority (PA). The reason is that Hamas prefers to use the money for digging tunnels, and its organization, and the people get only what is left over from that.”
Asked by the interviewer about power transmission from Israel to the Gaza Strip, Mordechai said, “Israel today is the only one supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip. The power station there does not work, and the power lines from the south are also not transmitting electricity. 125 megawatts come from Israel. The Israeli government has decided to increase this by another 100 megawatts, but unfortunately, there are problems between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the PA in Ramallah, which caused the PA to decide not to pay for the electricity.”
“This blockade is… if the electricity is going for tunnels and Fathi Hamad, a Hamas leader who has four wives, three homes, and electricity 24 hours a day, and two million Palestinians have electricity four hours a day. Does that make any sense? Those are Hamas’s priorities with the people,” he added.
“Hamas prefers its own interests – the interests of its commanders. Every leader has a generator with a fuse, and the people get only what is left over. We are not the obstacle; it is disputes between Hamas and the PA,” stressed Mordechai.
Gaza receives its power from the Israeli energy company Dor, but has not paid the company for several months. After a previous energy crisis a few months ago, Gaza received a supply of fuel from Turkey
, but both supplies have since been spent.
The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA) government, headed by Fatah chairman Mahmoud Abbas, has admitted
it has no control over the goings on in Gaza, which was overtaken by Hamas in a bloody coup in 2007.
The PA government says it allocates nearly half of its budget to Gaza and pays 80 million shekels per month towards electricity supply, but most of that is enjoyed by Hamas leaders.
Ibland attackerar hon judarna, ibland sina medtävlare. Hur lik är hon EUs övriga höger som SD och Geert Wilders?
France’s Le Pen accuses rival Macron of being soft on Islamists.
AFP, 15/04/17 22:47
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Saturday accused her main rival for president, centrist Emmanuel Macron, of being soft on Islamists, in a blistering attack eight days before
Le Pen pounced on remarks by Macron defending one of his top campaigners in the gritty suburbs north of Paris whom the far-right has labelled a “radical.”
Mohamed Saou was asked to step back from Macron’s campaign after a website published several of his old Facebook messages, one of which criticized the Charlie Hebdo newspaper targeted by jihadists in January 2015 for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
“He did one or two things that were more… radical…. But he’s a good guy otherwise,” Macron told Beur FM radio on Friday, adding he did not want to fire Saou.
Addressing around 1,000 flag-waving supporters in the southern city of Perpignan Le Pen accused the leader of the “En Marche” (On the Move) party of doing the bidding of Islamist groups.
“With Mr Macron, it would be Islamism on the move,” Le Pen said. “It’s as if he’s writing a new chapter of Houllebecq’s book Soumission,” she said, referring to a novel by author Michel Houllebecq which portrays a fictional Islamist president coming to power in France.
The anti-EU, anti-immigration Le Pen and Macron, the 39-year-old europhile optimist given the best chance of beating her in a run-off, are leading polls for the first round of the election on April 23 with around 22-24 percent each.
In the past few days, radical left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon and conservative ex-premier Francois Fillon have gained ground, transforming the election into a tight four-way race. The two leaders of the first round will go through to a runoff on May 7.
Le Pen, who says she would best defend France against the jihadists who have killed over 230 people in France since 2015, also took Fillon to task, accusing him of letting Muslims close themselves off from society when he was prime minister between 2007 and 2012.
“We must be intransigent with the mortal danger that fundamentalist Islam represents for our country,” she said.
In a Facebook message in September Saou expressed revulsion over a cartoon by Charlie Hebdo depicting Italian earthquake victims as pasta dishes.
“I never was and never will be Charlie,” he wrote, referring to the “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) slogan which became a rallying cry for freedom of expression after the January 2015 attack on the paper’s Paris offices which left 12 people dead.
His remarks echoed those of a number of French people, who said that while they deplored the attack they felt Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons stigmatized Muslims.
Macron described the post as “hurtful to people.”
Saou is being investigated by the party’s internal ethics committee.
In other Facebook posts published by a French Jewish news site, Saou criticized the bans imposed by some towns last year on the Islamic “burkini” swimsuit and expressed concern about a backlash against Muslims after the July 14 truck massacre in the city of Nice.
Fillon’s camp has also seized on the controversy to attack Macron, an economic liberal who took over the frontrunner spot from Fillon after Fillon became embroiled in a fake jobs scandal in January.
Eric Ciotti, a senior Fillon campaigner, accused former economy minister Macron of supporting “a man (Saou) who does not share our vision of France.”
Macron’s party accused both Le Pen and Ciotti of “rampant Islamophobia.”