Late Thursday, Israel cut back around one percent of the power it supplies to Gaza, Defense Ministry spokesman Shlomo Dror said. Israel will continue gradually scaling back electricity until the territory's Hamas rulers end the rocket fire, he said Friday.
"It's their choice. They need to choose if they want to keep investing in
rockets and in attacking Israel or if they want electricity from Israel," Dror said.
--from this news article
One percent a day, for 100 days. But no restoration of service. They choose. It is absurd to supply those who wish to kill you. Had the Arabs not been the beneficiaries of the oil,discovered by Westerners, brought to the surface by Western technology, transported by Western-built and Western-maintained ships and pipelines, with uses for that oil which were entirely developed in the West, they would now be as primitive, and as poor, as the other, oil-less Arabs, such as those who now call themselves --so many of them the descendants of Arabs who simply moved to "Palestine" between 1900 and 1940, to enjoy the fruits of the economic activity that the Zionist settlers, reclaiming the land, building farms and small industry, created -- the "Palestinians," as well as the Arabs of Egypt and Jordan who, without Infidel aid, would certainly not have those television sets and motorcycles and cars and computers and all the rest of the things that those Arabs who are called "Palestinians" think they are somehow entitled to, paid for by Infidels, and that, furthermore, they have a right to energy to run many of those things, to be supplied by those whom they wish to kill, and attempt to kill, and often do kill -- the Israelis.
Even if there were not a single rocket coming from Gaza, why should Israel be supplying anything to the Arabs of Gaza? Clearly, they can get what they need from Egypt, or get used to the standard of living that billions of people in the world must endure, people who have not been the spoiled cynosure of all international eyes, and the constant recipients of billions of dollars in international aid, almost all of it coming from Infidels whom those same Muslim Arabs regard as Infidels unequal to them, unworthy of them, mere dutiful suppliers of Jizyah that had better keep on coming.
Leave them to their own devices. If they begin to live at the level that the Arabs, without oil or without Infidel aid (that is merely the up-to-date equivalent of the Jizyah extorted from non-Muslims that once supported the Muslim state), have traditionally lived at, so what? Why should anyone have led them to expect otherwise?
It is intolerable. It is intolerable that anyone should expect the Israelis to supply such energy. It is intolerable that any Israeli government hesitates for a second before turning off even a tiny fraction of that supplied electricity. It sets up expectations that no one has a right to possess -- not the Arabs, not the U.N., not all the "outraged" people elsewhere who exhibit the symptoms of a diseased sympathy.