Abbas clamps new “sanctions” on Gaza Strip

After cursing the US Ambassador David Friedman as a “son of dog,” Palestinian Authority chairman turned his wrath on the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip and clamped down new “sanctions” that will redouble the population’s privations. He told a leadership meeting in Ramallah on Monday that he is punishing its Hamas rulers, whom he accused of orchestrating the failed attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Ramy Hamdallah and intelligence chief Majd Freij. DEBKAfile reveals that Abbas has ordered 1) A ban on Gaza’s internal and external trade. 2) The cutoff of money transfers to Gaza banks. 3) New taxes and 4) A freeze on its share of aid funds. The population already suffers dire shortages from the PA’s refusal for some months to cover the enclave’s electricity and other bills.


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6 thoughts on “Abbas clamps new “sanctions” on Gaza Strip

  • Mar 20, 2018 @ 13:32 at 13:32

    Best solution for the jackass is to move the whole government to Gaza. Anyhow Jerusalem is lost for more Palestinian bullshitting.

  • Mar 20, 2018 @ 13:43 at 13:43

    As long as the scorpions continue stinging each other…Could not have happened to two nicer guys !

  • Mar 20, 2018 @ 20:41 at 20:41

    Nice indeed. Venomous spiders bite each other and howl in fury. Really hellish creatures. If old Geman painters had them as a model any great paintings of hell would have been created.

  • Mar 20, 2018 @ 23:38 at 23:38

    I bet Israel will be blamed for the shortage of necessities in Gaza.

  • Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:19 at 4:19

    They cry when Israel places sanctions for attacking Jews but I guess once it Abbas’ sorry self on the line, the strictest of sanctions aren’t strict enough. If Israel did this after Jewish blood was spilled the world would be in an uproar. But abbas’ buddy scratches his nail and does this and all we hear is silence. The world may be blind and deaf to our suffering but we Jews see what’s going on. Our eyes are wide open.

  • Mar 21, 2018 @ 5:08 at 5:08

    “The population already suffers dire shortages from the PA’s refusal for some months to cover the enclave’s electricity and other bills.”
    Just shut them down!
    What happens if you dont pay you utily bills for months?
    Someone comes and disconnects your electricity line, and
    tries to stop you from reconnecting it.
    So should be done with the gazans.
    Some have solar panels and there are some wells so they can survive.
    Solar panels are enough to charge your cell phone, or to provide some
    LED lighting in the night. So this is pure luxury compared to oil lights.
    Nobody needs electricity to survive, if so there could not have been
    “native” fakestinians, as about 100 years ago there was surely no electricity in
    that area.


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