On Friday, may 26, hundreds of Arabs took part in the riots at the border with the Gaza strip.
In protest against the reduction of Israel’s supply of electricity to the Gaza strip, the Arabs burning tires and trying to climb over the security fence. For the last few hours were recorded at least seven such incidents.
According to the press service of the IDF among the Israeli soldiers there were no injuries.
On the eve of the coordinator of the Israeli government’s actions in the Palestinian territories General Yoav Mordechai in an interview with the Arabic version of the BBC explained why Israel, a quarter of reducing the supply of electricity to the Gaza strip.
In particular, he noted that Israel supplied monthly to the Gaza strip about 125 megawatts, money for electricity, about 40 million shekels, Israel deducted from the amount of taxes collected for the Palestinian authority.
About two months ago, the Palestinian authority demanded that Hamas is more autonomy in the management of the Gaza strip. In particular, to take control of the work of the PPC and to pay for electricity out of the money levied by Hamas from Gaza residents for the services they provide. Hamas refused to comply with the conditions put forward by him. The administration of Ramallah reported that to reduce by 10-15 million shekels the amount allocated for electricity in the sector.
Yoav Mordechai in a BBC interview explained: «If Hamas decides that Israel supply the electricity go to the hospital and population, not for the construction of tunnels, will be sufficient, assured Yoav Mordechai. — Hamas collects monthly taxes amounting to about 100 million shekels, prefers to spend the money for the construction of tunnels, generators, and the salaries of the militants, and only what remains goes to the ordinary people of Gaza».