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  • Gaza's only power plant shut down over fuel shortage

    02/15/2018 9:44:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/2/18
    The sole electricity plant in the Gaza Strip stopped working Thursday because of a lack of fuel, officials said, as concerns grew over worsening humanitarian conditions in the Hamas-controlled area. The closure of the plant, which normally provides around a fifth of Gaza's electricity, will exacerbate an already critical power shortage. Gaza's two million residents receive only around four hours of mains electricity a day, a situation for which they blame Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Hamas leaders enjoy electricity 24 hours a day. However, they refuse to invest international aid monies in infrastructure for Gaza's residents, preferring instead to...
  • 'There's no siege on Gaza'

    02/05/2018 2:40:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/18 | Shimon Cohen
    Former IDF Southern Command Commander Yom Tov Samia rejected the claims that Israel has placed a siege on Gaza. In an interview with Channel 10's "Orly and Guy" program, Samia acknowledged that the situation in Gaza is critical, but said that the area's Hamas leadership are responsible. Hamas receives 650 truckloads of equipment a day, but instead of giving these to the residents, Hamas uses the merchandise for itself, selling it at outrageous prices or using the materials in order to dig terror tunnels. The Hamas terror organization which rules Gaza has firmly rejected the Palestinian Authority's (PA) demand that...
  • UN envoy: Gaza on verge of 'full collapse'

    01/31/2018 12:53:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/18 | Elad Benari
    UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Tuesday that Hamas-controlled Gaza on the verge of "full collapse", AFP reported. According to Mladenov, a key to saving Gaza from disaster was restoring the government of Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas to power there, a decade after it was forced out by Hamas in a bloody coup. "Without that Gaza risks exploding in our face again, this time in a far more deadly and violent manner than in the past," Mladenov was quoted as having said at the annual conference of Israel's Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv....
  • Gaza man abandons daughter in Israel following hospital visit

    01/15/2018 11:59:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/18 | David Rosenberg
    A Gaza man who was granted entry into Israel to take his young daughter to treatment at a Jerusalem hospital abandoned her during their stay and attempted to remain in Israel illegally. Israel regularly issues entry permits to Arab residents of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for “humanitarian reasons” – a blanket term which covers, among other things, a wide range of medical treatment. ..... Earlier this week, one man took advantage of an entry permit he received and attempted to avoid returning to Gaza, in a bid to remain in the country illegally. In the process, he abandoned his seven-year-old...
  • IDF says it destroyed a Hamas attack tunnel in southern Gaza

    01/14/2018 5:13:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14/1/18 | Judah Ari Gross
    The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday said it had destroyed a border-crossing Hamas attack tunnel, the third in recent months, that penetrated hundreds of meters into both Israeli and Egyptian territory from the Gaza Strip, in an airstrike on Saturday night. “We completed the destruction of a third terror tunnel,” spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters early Sunday morning, denying claims made by Hamas that it was a smuggling tunnel. The tunnel, which was constructed differently from most tunnels in Gaza, began in the city of Rafah and crossed into Israel under the Kerem Shalom Crossing, through which hundreds...
  • Senior Hamas leader in critical condition after shooting self

    01/09/2018 4:31:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 76 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/18 | David Rosenberg
    One of the Hamas terrorist organization’s most senior members is in critical condition Tuesday, after he apparently shot himself in the head in an accidental shooting. Fawzy Barhoum, spokesman for the Gaza-based Islamist terror group, said Tuesday afternoon that Imad al-Alami, one of the movement’s most senior officials, was critically wounded when his personal firearm accidentally discharged. Al-Alami, 61, was "inspecting his personal weapon in his home and is in critical condition,” said Barhoum. The Hamas leader was evacuated to a Gaza City hospital. Outlawed by the US in 2003 for his position in Hamas, al-Alami is considered one of...
  • Damaged Gaza home belongs to terrorist

    12/16/2017 3:38:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/17
    A rocket fired from Gaza on Friday evening towards southern Israel missed its mark and fell on the Beit Hanoun home of a Gaza terrorist. The terrorist is the brother of Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri. On Friday, Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai wrote on his Facebook page, "A rocket fired a short time ago from Gaza towards Israel harmed a residential building in Beit Hanoun. Once again, the terrorist organizations launch rockets at the residents of Gaza themselves." "The terror operatives in Gaza are proving in an unambiguous fashion what we continuously stress:...
  • Islamic Jihad 'determined' to retaliate for tunnel explosion

    11/26/2017 6:49:50 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/17 | Dalit Halevi
    Khaled Al-Batash, one of the senior leaders of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group in Gaza, reiterated on Saturday that the organization is determined to retaliate for Israel blowing up a terror tunnel which led from Gaza into Israel, resulting in the deaths of 17 terrorists, most of them members of the Islamic Jihad. The bodies of 12 of the terrorists were recovered by the Palestinian Authority (PA), while Israel recovered and is holding the bodies of the remaining five. In an interview with the Palestinian Arab Quds Press news agency, Batash said, "We are not discussing with anyone our right...
  • UNRWA fakes Gaza girl campaign with photo of bombed-out Damascus

    06/03/2017 2:35:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    UN Watch today demanded that UNRWA Chief Pierre Krahenbuhl apologize for using images of a girl from a bombed-out Syrian building as part of a global campaign to raise money for the organization by pretending the girl is a Gaza victim of Israeli actions. UNRWA is now running the above photo on Facebook and in paid Twitter ads. It is also now UNRWA’s cover page photo on both Facebook and Twitter. UNRWA's narrative of the photo tells of a girl named Aya from Gaza who is said to be 11 years old now, and who has suffered from the Israeli...
  • German-funded school in Gaza teaches military training

    05/23/2016 1:27:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16
    A school built in Gaza using German funds is educating their students on hatred and violence for Israel and providing children with military training At the end of March, a Hamas-affiliated news agency distributed a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" even before they learn to read. The video did not specify the name of the school; however, data collected by the Intelligence and Terrorism...
  • United States to give Gaza $50 million in aid

    05/09/2016 3:34:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Monday announced a $50 million aid program for Gaza, reports The Associated Press (AP). American officials quoted by the news agency said that the money will be used over five years to provide basic humanitarian assistance and create jobs in the coastal enclave. The money will be distributed by the U.S Agency for International Development in partnership with Catholic Relief Services. The U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem, Donald A. Blume, said the effort is meant to address "the dire needs that are obvious in Gaza", according to the AP report. Gaza's economy has sharply declined since...
  • Hamas announces calming of tensions along Gaza border

    05/04/2016 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/16 | Elad Benari
    Hamas announced on Wednesday night that it had reached understandings with Israel on calming the tensions along the Gaza border and stopping the fire towards southern Israel. One of the leaders of the organization said that in return, Israel had undertaken upon itself not to conduct operations inside Gaza. Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouk, commenting on Facebook on the understandings, said they had been reached with Egyptian mediation. “What happened on the Gaza border was a Zionist attempt to apply a new reality on the border. This required Hamas to rise up in order to prevent the tools of the...
  • Massive effort to smuggle weapons into Gazan foiled

    05/03/2016 2:03:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Authorities have announced that customs investigators, along with the Israel Security Authority (ISA, also known as the Shin Bet or Shabak), recently prevented an attempt to smuggle four tons of ammonium chloride into Gaza. The chemical, which is used in the production of weapons, was hidden in bags of salt. Four tons would have allowed Hamas or other terror groups to create hundreds of long-range rockets. About a week before Passover, a shipment labeled as 40 tons of salt reached the Nitzana crossing, which is used for transporting goods between Egypt and both Israel and Gaza. An extensive search of...
  • IDF uncovers terror tunnel from Gaza into Israel

    04/18/2016 2:42:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/4/16 | Kobi Finker
    It has been cleared for publication that the IDF recently discovered a terror tunnel from Gaza into southern Israel, marking the first such discovery since 2014's Operation Protective Edge. The tunnel was a particularly large and complex one; its route stretched along the eastern sector of the Gaza Strip all the way to southern Gaza, and crossed onto the Israeli side. At some points it reached as much as 30 meters in depth. Video After being discovered, IDF forces quickly mobilized to secure and neutralize it - though precisely how is under a gag order, as is the tunnel's exact...
  • Gaza Belt farmers continue work despite Hamas threats

    04/18/2016 12:04:33 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/4/16 | Tova Dvorin
    Farmers in the Gaza Belt continue to work as usual - a few dozen meters from the border fence - despite ongoing threats from Hamas. While Palestinian media has reported heavy engineering tools along the Gaza side of the border, and both MKs and the media have stated Hamas is rebuilding its terror tunnels, the farmers remain unfazed. "We don't feel pressure," Elad Katzir, irrigation coordinator for Kibbutz Nir Oz, told Walla! News Monday. "We are used to it and working up until the last meter." "Today is my 40th birthday," he continued. "It's been 40 years that I've worked...
  • Hamas 'exorcism' ritual used to recruit child terrorists

    04/11/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=86&v=kfZ0C6aFkf4 Hamas has a new tactic for ensuring fidelity to its radical form of Islam and encouraging young Arabs to volunteer for terrorist actions against Israel – ritual exorcism. According to the Gatestone Institute, schools in Gaza have welcomed Islamic preachers from The Ship of Missionary Salvation, an organization supported by the Hamas-dominated Waqf Ministry. The preachers, who visit schools across Gaza, single out children for ritual exorcism, claiming they have been possessed by demon spirits. Students who are subjected to the ritual are “cleansed," but also find themselves pressured to continue to show signs of their “devotion” to...
  • Child Exorcism

    04/11/2016 6:00:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/12/14
    Allegedly this is commonplace in Ghaza. But according to search I did, it's done all over the Islamic world as well.
  • Sanders calls for more 'balanced' Middle East policy

    04/10/2016 3:18:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday called for a more "balanced" American Middle East policy, deeming Israel's actions in the 2014 Gaza war "disproportionate." "The only way we succeed (in the Middle East) is that if the United States plays the role which is of course we are going to support Israel, but you cannot ignore the needs of the Palestinian people," Sanders told CNN in an interview. Dismissing the relevance of his Jewish background, Sanders replied, "I would hope that every person in this country wants to see the misery of never-ending war and conflict ended in the...
  • Netanyahu rails against Gaza disengagement at Sharon memorial

    02/29/2016 2:52:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/2/16 | David Rosenberg
    The Knesset held a special session on Monday, two years after the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took to the plenum to remember Sharon, offering both praise and criticism. ..... Netanyahu was harshly critical, however, of Sharon’s controversial decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip in the 2005 Gaza Disengagement. He blamed Sharon’s actions for the rise of the Hamas government in Gaza and its increasing ability to strike at the heart of Israel. “In Gaza, we received a base for Hamas terror adjacent to our territory,” he said. “Unfortunately, transferring control...
  • 3 Palestinians cross Gaza fence under cover of fog

    02/27/2016 4:37:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/16
    Security forces say that they arrested three Palestinians who crossed the fence bordering Gaza this morning (Saturday), under the cover of heavy fog. An early investigation found that the three did not intend to perpetrate and attack on Israelis. They told their interrogators that they were escaping the Gaza Strip due to the difficult situation prevailing there. Earlier this morning, a state of emergency was declared in several communities in the Eshkol region due to reports of the infiltrators. .....