Whose fault is it?

A colleague called me today as he was leaving Erez “terminal”, just coming out of Gaza after two days there. The situation of the people who don’t have any electricity, or any fuel, is terrible, he said. He asked, “Whose fault do you think it is”? [He said he is leaning toward blaming Hamas…] But, […]

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Gaza Power Plant's Dirar Abu Sisi, seized by Israel's Mossad in Ukraine, indicted in Israeli court today for developing electrical systems for missiles and mortars, and for membership in Hamas

Despite all the denials that he is not and was not ever a member of Hamas, and was nothing more than a simple electrical power plant engineer, the Gaza Plant’s Power Deputy Director of Operations, Dirar Abu Sisi — who was abducted from a train in the Ukraine on 18-19 February and flown to Israel […]

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PCHR lawyer sees Gaza Power Plant's Dirar Abu Sisi in Ashkelon Prison

The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reported today that a PCHR-retained lawyer met Derar Abu Sisi, the kidnapped Gaza Power Plant’s Director of Operations, yesterday for the first time in an Israeli prison in Ashkelon. The PCHR said that Abu Sisi was kidnapped by Israel’s national intelligence agency, Mossad, on 18...

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No fuel delivered to Gaza on Tuesday

Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak announced on Monday that he would authorize resumption of Israeli transfers of the industrial diesel fuel needed to operate Gaza’s power plant – on Wednesday. In the statement, Barak said that he would only allow the transfer of this type of industrial diesel fuel that is used only for […]

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No fuel delivered to Gaza on Sunday

The Gaza power plant is teetering on the brink of shut-down by Tuesday, for lack of fuel. Again on Sunday, the power plant’s manager of contracts, Dr. Rafiq Maliha, said that there still had been no fuel delivered – although he said that one Palestinian truck that had been stuck at the crossing last week […]

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