Liberman says Gaza won’t have electricity or water ‘in a few days’

Defense Minister Avigdor Libeman says Gaza will not have electricity or running water “in a few days,” due to an ongoing fight between the Strip’s rulers, Hamas, and Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority.

“The won’t have electricity because neither of them is willing to pay for it,” he says in an interview with Army Radio.

“It’s absurd. [Abbas] says he’s responsible for the entire Palestinian Authority, including the Gaza Strip, but he cancels money transfers to them,” Liberman says.

“On the other hand, Hamas is collecting taxes from Gaza residents, but instead of investing it in water and electricty, it invests all of it into tunnels and rockets,” he says.

— Judah Ari Gross

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