Israel ordered its state-run electricity company to halt supply to the Gaza Strip on Saturday after the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, the energy minister said.

“I have signed an order instructing (Israel) Electric Company to stop the electricity supply to Gaza,” Energy Minister Israel Katz said in a statement.

At least 150 Israelis have been killed in the attacks launched by the Palestinian movement Hamas.

Israel said the Iran-backed group had declared war as its army confirmed fighting with militants in several Israeli towns and military bases near Gaza and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to retaliate.

  • Jaysyn
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    This type of collective punishment against civilians is a war crime.

      • @crashoverride
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        Maybe Israel should have consider that before declaring the people of Palestine, as a whole second class citizens and slaves and erected a part-time between the two. Fuck israel and I hope they die

          • @jadalovelace
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            every concession Israel offered was a joke. Which was also affirmed by the US, the EU, and the UN. Why did you conveniently forgot how this trio, (together with an at the time still sort of sane Russia) proposed The Roadmap For Peace, which required Israel to stop building new settlements in Palestinian areas - but Israel said no. because fuck the Palestinians.

            the Olmert deal was opposed by the israelis themselves. and the Palestinians said no, because the Olmert deal was a unilateral action by Israel. the Palestinians wanted to follow the plan that the EU, US, and UN proposed.

            the Peel commission? the one from 1937 you mean? you’re joking right? you had to reach almost a century into the past to find an example that fit your narrative? never mind that everyone involved in that time is long dead.

            you are spreading bullshit propaganda. Israel is an apartheid state and has been indiscriminantly killing Palestinians year after year.

      • @[email protected]
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        -57 months ago

        “to the people actively using electricity to kill their civilians”

        Right. So you’re telling me they have data analysts that can precisely tell which buildings are occupied by hamas and which are occupied by civilians. You know, intel that would be worth a fortune for them considering that’s kinda their enemy and it would be an incredible chance to get rid of them once and for all. Notwithstanding the fact that they’d have to have the ability to individually toggle electricity for every building, which, I have a feeling, does not in fact work that way.

          • @AFaithfulNihilist
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            There is no civilian infrastructure in a concentration camp. There are no civilians in a concentration camp.

        • @[email protected]
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          07 months ago

          Not having that data is exactly the point, if they had that sure they could specifically cut power. But they don’t have that, and Hamas is mixing with civilians, so they’re forced to cut power across the board

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          deleted by creator

          • Anduin1357
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            17 months ago

            Those ideas originate mostly from those within reach of the IDF. They know what to do.

      • kitonthenet
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        expect them to supply electricity to the people actively using the electricity to kill their civillians.

        The second half of your comment refutes the first

          • kitonthenet
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            By all accounts the attacks are over, what’s left are reprisals

            • Spzi
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              I heard Israel declared war. It would be odd to deliver electricity to your enemy. Other campaigns target power plants. Short of expecting Israel to bomb their own plants, I would expect them to simply cut power if they can. Not saying they should, just pointing out it’s a common thing in war.

      • @georgette
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        I might be wrong here, but i don’t think Hannah is using Tesla cannons to bomb Israel. How exactly does electricity factor into their plans?

  • @[email protected]
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    258 months ago

    The Israeli government is a disgrace. Shameful corrupt regime needs to be jailed for crimes against humanity.

    • danielbln
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      Be that as it may, no government in the world would leave today’s events unanswered for.

      • @givesomefucks
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        308 months ago

        Turns out when you treat a population as subhuman for over 50 years, some of them start doing some inhumane shit…

        The solution is basic human decency, but asking the oppressed population to change before the oppressors never works out.

        • Iceblade
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          Israel disengaged from Gaza almost twenty years ago now, ending the occupation and effectively giving the Palestinians the chance to have their own state.

          Since then, Gaza has attacked Israel, targeting its civilians over, and over, and over, clearly showing that the desire for genocide is no less today amongst the Palestinian leadership than it was in 1948.

          I highly doubt that Israel will ever repeat such concessions in the future. Simply put, it was a grave error with a cost that Israel is still paying in blood to this day. This current invasion by Hamas only reinforces the fact that Israel fundamentally cannot trust Palestinian leaders and must keep any autonomy with a very short leash.

          • @givesomefucks
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            Are you just going to ignore the months of articles about how Israeli “settlers” have been kicking Palestinians out of their homes?

            You put a group of people in a small space with little resources, and then keep shrinking the space/resources while under constant threats of violence…

            And shit like this will happen. Eventually their lives are so shitty that they take insane risks, like starting a war with someone vastly more military strength.

            It’s just a scaled up version of a riot.

            You can’t treat humans like animals, then act surprised when they act like animals.

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              There is not a single Israeli settlement in Gaza. Their GDPPC is some 5000USD, which, for comparison, is almost twice that of Haiti. Insane amounts of international funding goes into Gaza every year. In fact, they receive the highest amount of international aid per capita on earth (more than 500USD/Capita!). In addition to that Israel usually provides both electricity and water at discounted rates, meaning almost everyone has access to both.

              The Gazan leadership has been given numerous chances and opportunities for peace, yet over and over they chose to slaughter the innocent. The aid money, instead of buying food, funding education and healthcare goes to buying weapons, rockets and indoctrinating the next generation of genocidal terrorist.

              This was an act of war, not a riot.

              • @3migo
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                You’re acting as if the Israeli’s gracefully gave Palestinians a home in Gaza. The conditions in Gaza are abysmal purely due to Israel’s actions.

                Palestinians were forced into Gaza after the slaughter of over 200 Palestinian towns in 1948. The survivors of those attacks, refugees, were forced into the area we now call Gaza.

                Gaza is effectively the world’s largest open air prison. They are fenced in by what Israel so lovingly calls the “iron wall”. Gaza citizens are not allowed to leave. They are prisoners of that strip.

                Their trade is severely limited. They face militarized border crossings on both ends with Egypt and Israel.

                Israel even built a sea wall to prevent fishing boats from being able to “go too far” and they patrol that sea wall with warships and will sink any boat that gets, what Israel deems as, too close to that sea wall.

                That isn’t a life. That isn’t living. The Palestinians in Gaza face unemployment rates of over 50%. They’re completely cut off from the world.

                Of course they’re going to fight back. I don’t know what anyone else would expect. You can’t treat people that way and expect that they’ll just lay down and take it.

                • Anduin1357
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                  You’re acting as if the Israeli’s gracefully gave Palestinians a home in Gaza. The conditions in Gaza are abysmal purely due to Israel’s actions.

                  It’s Hamas. Blame the right culprit who has put at risk the lives of so many Palestinians.

      • @Evilcoleslaw
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        True, but they should target Hamas. Collective punishment is a war crime.

          • @Evilcoleslaw
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            I’m aware of that. And that’s collateral damage, which is unfortunate but it happens in war, especially with groups like Hamas operating as you said. I’m specifically talking about shutting off all electricity to Gaza indiscriminately – that’s collective punishment.

      • @[email protected]
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        28 months ago

        The Palestinians are just answering the decades of colonialism and genocide they’ve received

          • @Anamnesis
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            Nothing? If forcibly taking people’s land doesn’t qualify as colonialism I don’t think anything does.

      • @[email protected]
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        -168 months ago

        Eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Pretty sure hamas did these attacks because of what Israel did to them yesterday….

          • @[email protected]
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            Metaphorical yesterday, but from the article is says maybe Iran government helped hamas? I don’t know, I just know that what hamas does to Israeli people is nothing compared to what Israel has done to the Palestinian people.

            But what’s funny is that Israeli government probably did kill a few Palestinians yesterday…. Which neither of us questioned. Funny not funny

    • @crashoverride
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      The Jews of today are no better than the Nazis of yesteryear morally speaking

      • @[email protected]
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        27 months ago

        No. If you are against Jews or Jewish people in general or even if you just think ill of them, you’re a fucking bigoted piece of shit.

        I was talking about the Israeli government, not Jewish people.

        • @crashoverride
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          07 months ago

          News flash, Israel is a Jewish state

          • @[email protected]
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            07 months ago

            How far up your ass is your head currently located? I mean, do I need to call guiness record company, let me know I think we can get paid for submitting the record. I’ll be your witness.