Gazans burn tires to protest electricity shortage, Sept '15
Gazans burn tires to protest electricity shortage, Sept '15Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90

Hamas, which advocates jihad to destroy the State of Israel and calls to boycott the Jewish state, demanded a greater supply of electricity from Israel to Gaza on Sunday. 

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri charged the "Israeli occupation" with responsibility for a house fire "which burned to death this week three toddler members of the al-Hindi family in Gaza." The fire broke out due to the family lighting candles in their apartment, as their neighborhood had been suffering from a blackout at the time. 

Abu Zuhri also accused Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah of having partial responsibility for the tragedy, saying the two have blocked requests to give Gaza more power in favor of hoarding the electricity for themselves. 

All of the Palestinian terror groups protested in Gaza on Sunday over the electricity supply crisis. 

Israel provides a portion of Gaza’s electricity, yet the Palestinian Authority has refused to pick up the tab for electricity provided by Israel not only Gaza but in Judea and Samaria as well. The PA owes Israel roughly 1.5 billion shekels in unpaid electric bills.