L.A. Times: Israel approves Palestinian move to pressure Hamas with electricity cuts
Israel has approved a request by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to cut by roughly a third the electricity it provides to the Gaza Strip.
The move is aimed at undermining the Islamic militant group Hamas, which has controlled Gaza for the last decade.
But the decision reached Sunday by Israel’s security Cabinet is stoking concern that it could trigger a humanitarian crisis among Gaza’s 2 million Palestinians and a new round of fighting between Hamas and Israel.
In a statement on Monday afternoon responding to news of the Israeli decision, Hamas said that power cuts are “dangerous” and would lead to an “explosion.”
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WNU Editor: Egypt is offering a deal to supply electricity .... but with a catch .... Egypt said to offer Hamas electricity in exchange for 17 wanted men (The Times of Israel). Meanwhile .... Hamas is warning of an "explosion" .... Hamas warns Gaza electricity cut will lead to ‘explosion’ (Times of Israel).
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Israel agrees to PA request to reduce Gaza electricity -- Al Jazeera
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