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Legal Forum: Don't Make Israelis Pay Gaza’s Electric Bill

“Reason, justice and morality” require that Israel stop giving Gaza free electricity while Hamas bombs Israel, Legal Forum says.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 11/16/2012, 12:48 PM

Hamas terrorists in Gaza
Hamas terrorists in Gaza
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The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel has demanded that Israel stop transferring funds to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in order to put an end to the situation in which Israelis pay for electricity for the very terrorists who are attempting to murder them.

The Finance Ministry is funding a 3 billion shekel guarantee for the Israel Electric Company in order to avoid a financial crisis.

At the same time, the PA owes the electric company 700 million shekels in unpaid electric bills – which continue to amass despite Israel collecting 400-500 million in tax money on behalf of the PA every month and transferring the sum to the PA.

“Even when the residents of the south Israel are living in a reality of ‘Code Red’, under a barrage of missiles and rockets, the Israeli Electric Company continues to provide free electricity to the shooters and terrorists,” the Legal Forum stated in a letter to Finance Ministry CEO Doron Cohen.

“Reason, justice and morality require immediate action before providing huge guarantees to the Electric Company at the expense of the citizens of Israel, when it has not yet collected the funds of the murderers of Gaza,” the group argued.

If Israel continues transferring funds to the PA that are used for Gaza, it will be funding terrorism against its own citizens, the Legal Forum concluded.