TIMES OF ISRAEL
As winds of war rise, Israel must decide whether to pull the plug on Gaza
by Avi Issacaharoff
May 5, 2017
…For now, neither side is budging. Fatah officials insist that unless Hamas relinquishes control over Gaza and dismantles the administrative committee that it recently appointed, the PA will disengage from the Strip and Hamas will bear the responsibility and pay the price. On Thursday, fresh from a warm welcome at Donald Trump’s White House, Abbas vowed that “things will be painful” for Hamas, and one of his top officials said flatly that the PA aims to “dry up” Hamas’s finances, and will no longer finance its decade-old coup. Hamas’s leaders, who violently seized control of Gaza from Fatah in 2007, are adamant that they have no intention of giving in to Fatah’s demands READ MORE
ELDER OF ZIYON Gaza exports are steadily increasing. No one reports it.