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Oct 28, 2007

Quote of the Day (qotd)

Israel has finally decided to take some serious steps in trying to halt the barrage of Kassam rockets on Sderot and the surrounding villages. Whether it helps or not remains to be seen, but at least some steps are in the process of being taken.

The government has approved the shutting down of electricity flow, fuel and other things to Gaza. If they shoot rockets at us, their lights will go off for a while (up to an hour per rocket supposedly). It has not happened yet, but the Arabs in Gaza are already kvetching about the fact that it might happen.

Anyway, today's Quote of the Day goes to Matan Vilnai who said, "the government's decision to periodically cut the flow of electricity to the Gaza Strip is another step in Israel's disengaging from responsibility for the area, and is not part of a policy of collective punishment."

I do not understand why we supply them with fuel, electricity, cigarettes or anything else. The whole point of the disengagement was marketed as "we are here and they are there". Yet since the disengagement happened, we have been as connected to Gaza as ever before.

Once we left Gaza, we should have shut everything down. Let them get there electricity from Egypt, or let them build their own electric company. That did not happen, but at least once Israel declared Gaza enemy and hostile territory we should no longer have been supplying them with their needs.

Let their Egyptian brothers to the south of them help them out.

4 comments:

  1. I do not understand why we supply them with fuel, electricity, cigarettes or anything else. The whole point of the disengagement was marketed as "we are here and they are there". Yet since the disengagement happened, we have been as connected to Gaza as ever before.

    Once we left Gaza, we should have shut everything down. Let them get there electricity from Egypt, or let them build their own electric company. That did not happen, but at least once Israel declared Gaza enemy and hostile territory we should no longer have been supplying them with their needs.


    Very good points.

    The fact that Israel still provides utilities to Gaza is one reason why 'disengagement' remains a festering sore in our society.

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  2. it defintiely questions the real motives behind the disengagement....

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  3. Just a point of order - if you insist on calling it "quote of the day", maybe post one per day. That's the price of using a fancy acronym!

    :)

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  4. well, it is not qotded (quote of the day every day). It is just when I find a good one worth posting....
    that is why I have to keep reminding you what qotd stands for.. :-)

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