Dec. 14, 2017
Hamas Is Permitting Rocket Attacks on Israel – Avi Issacharoff
The firing of over a dozen rockets at Israel in less than a week means that Hamas has given its blessing to these attacks.
At the same time, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has not abated, despite the reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah. On Wednesday, Gazans had three hours of electricity followed by 24 hours of blackout. Egyptian trucks transporting diesel fuel to the Gaza power plant have stopped arriving due to internal problems in Egypt.
In addition, as of mid-December, the November salaries for 45,000 Hamas employees in Gaza have yet to be paid. So while Arab and Muslim leaders gather in Istanbul for futile discussions and empty statements regarding U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Gaza is forgotten. (Times of Israel)