Israel preparing to cut fuel and electricity supply to GazaBy Mason White 2:28 PM July 9, 2014
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By: Aryeh Savir
Israel Deputy Defense Minister announced that Israel should cut off Gaza’s fuel and electricity supply in response to recent rocket attacks, the Tazpit News Agency reported.
Danny Dannon of Likud, demanded during a 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 Dannon. “It’s inconceivable that on one hand we are fighting Hamas, and on the other hand we supply them with electricity and fuel, which they use to propel rockets at us.”
He demanded that Israel use all its leverage to bring Hamas to a cease fire. This morning, an Egyptian military official stated that Egypt has destroyed 19 tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to the Sinai region.
This further hinders Hamas’ supply and rearmament efforts.