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Gaza´s Only Power
Plant Knocked Out

Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Agence France-Presse & Gil Ronen

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/29/2014 8:12:59 AM

The only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip was knocked out of commission by Israeli shelling, deputy director of the energy authority in the Palestinian territory said Tuesday. Israel´s Channel 2 said that Gaza´s electricity supply has been reduced by 90% since the start of the military campaign there. "Gaza´s sole power plant has stopped working due to Israeli shelling last night, which damaged the steam generator and later hit the fuel tanks which set them on fire," Fathi al-Sheikh Khalil told AFP. [Snip] Israel blamed Hamas fire for damaging some of the supply lines.

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The "Gaza Live" site is up this morning and showing what is possibly the burning power plant. Last night in Israel (around 7 hours ahead of US eastern) was very active, with the occasional crisp sounds of "tap, tap-tap" denoting the presence of a well-trained IDF. Flares kept the skies lit most of the night and some fires could be seen. Perhaps it sounds macabre, but there was grim satisfaction from the scene.


Live video of Gaza skyline:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 7/29/2014 8:34:56 AM     (No. 9944236)

Don´t worry, the Turks will be delivering new generators and rockets from Iran.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Black Knight, 7/29/2014 8:37:16 AM     (No. 9944241)

No war has been successfully ended (i.e., without recurring) until one side "wins" and the other "loses" when unacceptably-high casualties and economic destruction cause it to surrender unconditionally.

Make Hamas more of a PALESTINIAN problem than an Israeli one.

Every time Hamas fires into Israel, Israel takes out Electric Distribution stations.

Drop leaflets for Palestinians to ponder in the dark how they can eliminate Hamas to end the misery it inflicts. Invite them to finger the Hamas leaders and locations when they have had enough.

Make sure you put the leaders and key industrial sites in the dark first. They need to feel the pain to want to solve the problem.

Then announce taking out the homes of the wealthiest next. Ten homes for every day Hamas fails to surrender. The wealthy have the power to organize against Hamas. All they need is the incentive.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hisself, 7/29/2014 9:02:35 AM     (No. 9944287)


Too bad! If you don´t want to lose, don´t start a war!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 7/29/2014 9:18:14 AM     (No. 9944324)

No worries, our Smidgen will give them the $$ to rebuild it, while he´s shutting down our power plants here.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: my2sense, 7/29/2014 10:29:32 AM     (No. 9944426)

Nice thought. Most of those who had any wealth (except some of the leaders who have access to bunkers) and access to passports left at the start.An awful lot of the regular people (the poll suggested around 70%) would like to go if allowed. Not sure who is there to overthrow Hamas. Or even pay the electric bill (most Israelis hold it should have been turned off long ago and not turned on again until paid--just like we have to. There´s a lot of resentment that we have had to absorb their failure to pay with an approximately 30% hike in our bills).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: binar, 7/29/2014 11:16:21 AM     (No. 9944504)

None of this needs to be happening. If the arabs were not occupying Israel this wouldn´t be necessary.

islam is NOT a religion and is NOT peaceful. STOP saying that.
Remove the occupying force from ALL of Israel. then you have real borders, unlike the USA.
just a note: I love the mosk (fort) cam. rare you get to watch Israel taking care of business

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/palestinianauthority/10970066/Watch-live-Gaza-city-skyline.html


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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 7/29/2014 11:28:20 AM     (No. 9944530)

From where can Hamas broadcast their public access Jew hating programs?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/29/2014 11:29:01 AM     (No. 9944532)

Just run an extension cord down into the tunnels and demand the Hamas share some of the power from their generators.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/29/2014 11:56:03 AM     (No. 9944599)

Should have been done on day one.

Apparently the Israelis had some cute plan that didn´t work out. To be fair, Hamas is acting crazier than expected, but Israel has left them that option. It is not the way to fight a war.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/29/2014 2:54:07 PM     (No. 9944941)

#5, good to have you posting info from inside Israel. Thank you--and stay safe.

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