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Monday, June 12, 2017

A Dilemma Only The Middle East Could Cause

The Gaza Strip is an area along the Mediterranean Sea which is ruled by the terrorist group Hamas.  Twice in the last ten years, Hamas has launched major attacks on Israel.  Frequently, Hamas shots rockets into Israel.  Only because of Israel's effective Iron Dome system are those missiles kept from killing scores of innocent civilians.  Hamas periodically shoots at Israelis who come near the border fence on the Israeli side.  Most important, Hamas has made clear that its goal is the destruction of Israel and the removal of all Jews from the area.  So, to put it mildly, Hamas is the sworn enemy of Israel.

The strange thing about all this is that all of the electricity used in Gaza comes from Israel.  Until now, the Palestinian Authority paid the bill for that electricity and the Israelis supplied it.  Now, however, president Abbas of the Palestinian Authority has announced that the PA will no longer pay for that electricity.  That presents Israel with the choice of either shutting off the electricity to Gaza or else having the Israeli citizens pay for the electricity that the people in Gaza use.

If this were any country other than Israel, there would be no question about what would happen; the electricity would be shut off.  Israel, however, will surely be lambasted by the world if it "inflicts" this pain upon Hamas in Gaza by following the request of the head of the Palestinian Authority to turn off the electricity.

For years now, the world has been more concerned with how things looked or sounded than with what actually happened.  Hopefully, that view is ending.  It would be easy enough for the people in Gaza to get rid of Hamas if they really want to have electricity supplied to them by Israel.  There is no way that Israel ought to supply electricity to Hamas any more than the USA should provide supplies to ISIS.  Anyone who fails to understand this is not living in the real world.

It is most likely that no one in the USA will hear about this issue until after the electricity is cut off.  At that point, no doubt, the media will run a story casting the Israelis in a bad light.  It doesn't matter.  The Israelis need to DO the right thing and not worry what the morons in the mainstream media will have to say about it.

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