Our Israeli correspondent Abu Elvis just sent this machine translation of an Arabic language article at the Palestine Press site. It seems the recent electricity “crisis” in Gaza was manufactured by Hamas for maximum PR advantage.
The English translation is rather garbled, but the gist comes through. I’m posting it below exactly as it was sent to us. The note in square brackets is mine:
Source in the Gaza Electricity Company: power cuts in Gaza of Hamas play [pretend? joke?]
GAZA — Palestine Press (special) — The official source in the company to generate electricity generators in Gaza that all power plants feeding electricity to the Gaza Strip working properly a detailed and regular news promoted by the presence of Hamas power interruption in large areas in the sector.
The source pointed out, as is well known to all that the Gaza Strip Unreliable 100% for the local power station, indicating that the sector based on 70% of the electricity company on the Israeli and Egyptian lines, unlike that there are cases through the tunnels / / while feeding the local power company in Gaza 30% of the electricity distribution of the Gaza Strip and areas in Gaza City and the central region.
…The source of electricity that comes from the Israeli company and the electricity comes from Egypt […] Has not been affected by never stop […] Hamas knows this well
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The source revealed the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity that Hamas is in power in 2220 dedicated a liter diesel power plant and there is no shortage of calls for a crisis as has been said.
He pointed out that the issue Medm other Hamas leaders have electricity generators and engines home […] Working on diesel, petrol rather than water
The source said Hamas gunmen and gangs in the electricity company they do not know whether the coordination process of separation or coerced programmed and continuous power supply to most areas of the Gaza Strip and promote unfounded news section of the media campaigns to win public opinion and sympathy with
Where the electricity cut off for long periods of time for most of the areas of the Gaza Strip, especially Gaza City, knowing that the Hamas leadership homes and neighborhoods where the inhabitants do not suffer from the disruption of electricity like the rest of the regions and other living