Friday, October 26, 2007

The Night the Lights Went Out in Gaza?

Back in September, I posted a story about HAMAS in Gaza and its practice of launching Kassam rockets into nearby Israeli towns in hopes of killing people at random. Well, the Israeli authorities announced on Thursday that they are now prepared to impose sanctions on HAMAS in the form of brief cuts in the electrical power that Israel supplies to Gaza. For each rocket, the power will be turned off for 15 minutes. See the story in today's Jerusalem Post. This strikes me as an eminently reasonable, even quite mild, response.

Naturally, HAMAS reacted by firing five more rockets at the town of Sderot today. So far, the Israeli authorities haven't cut the juice to the jihadis.

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