Hamas rocket takes out Gaza electricity line in Israel, Netanyahu says not to fix it



70,000 people are without power in Gaza due to one of Hamas rockets hitting the electricity infrastructure in Israel that provides that electricity:

Reportedly Netanyahu has asked the electric company not to fix it yet because it’s not worth risking the lives of Israelis while Hamas is still firing rockets:

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS – Seventy thousand Gazans were in the dark Sunday night after a Hamas rocket hit the electricity infrastructure in Israel that supplies electricity to a part of Gaza. It’s not clear when Israel Electric Company workers will be able to repair the system, but they are apparently in no rush to do so. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked the IEC not to risk the lives of its employees in trying to restore power to the affected sector in Gaza, an operation that could take hours.

As Operation Protective Edge enters its seventh day, many Israelis are demanding that the country take more aggressive action against Hamas in order to put a halt to the seemingly endless missile attacks from Gaza. One suggestion that has come up numerous times – including from MKs and Ministers like Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon – is cutting off electricity to Gaza,which Israel is still supplying. The Hamas missile, which hit one of the high tension wires that move power from Israel to Gaza, apparently made that a moot point, at least partially.

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