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  ניסן 11, 5771 , 15/04/11

Transformer Thefts Hurt Binyamin Families

The theft by Arabs of electrical transformers has resulted in a growing wave of blackouts in Binyamin area, north of Jerusalem. The theft of a transformer Wednesday evening, in the Highway 60 area, left a number of area communities without power until Thursday afternoon.

Benny Gal, a resident of Givat Asaf, told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service that the timing of the power shortages is extremely harmful to area residents, who have stocked their refrigerators with food for the upcoming Pesach (Passover) holiday. He said that instead of preparing for the holiday, residents are occupied with cutting their losses. He blamed the security establishment's pursuit of "settlement activities" for leaving a vacuum in which not only terror attacks are growing but criminal activities as well.

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