donderdag 8 maart 2012

Hamas doet een SP'tje in Gaza

Harry,ich habe es nicht gehört, van Bommel
Hamas heeft goed naar het verkiezingsprogramma van de SP gekeken en bedacht dat wat de broeders en zusters van de SP willen doen wij gewoon.

Hamas heeft de belasting in het door hun geregeerde Gaza drastisch verhoogd. Dit, omdat de geldschieter nummer 1, Iran, en andere geldschieters geen geld meer beschikbaar stellen aan de terreurorganisatie nadat deze weigerden Assad nog verder te steunen.

De bevolking van Gaza is woedend op Hamas, woedend dat zij de belasting verhogen en woedend dat per dag elektra 18 uur per dag is afgesloten. Het meest vervelende is dat men Israël deze keer de schuld niet kunnen geven, maar dat zal ongetwijfeld nog komen. De economie in Gaza die juist bezig was weer op te krabbelen na de Palestijns-Israëlische oorlog van 2008/2009 krijgt door de SP-maatregel een klap:



A power crisis, sparked by a restriction on fuel smuggled into the Palestinian territory from Egypt, has only added to a widespread sense of discontent amongst the 1.7 million-strong population.


"We don't have what other human beings have. There is no electricity, no water and my husband tells me about a new tax every day," said Gaza housewife Umm Abdel-Karim.


"Whoever is unable to serve the people should quit," she added.


"Our leaders are unable to offer us a good life, or even to bring about (Palestinian) reconciliation. So what are they good for?" said Abu Ali, 47, an unemployed construction worker.


In a rare show of public defiance, a group of local merchants last month refused to pay extra import taxes, leaving 22 trucks loaded with goods sitting at the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom border crossing for three weeks.


The products have since been transferred into Gaza, but at least some of it might never make it to the supermarket shelves.


"I will not pay these taxes. Let them come and pour the stuff onto the ground," said businessman Salah Al-Maqadma, livid at being told by Hamas he had to pay 20,000 shekels for each of his three trucks carrying a Jordanian cola, called Nice.


"If I added this extra tax onto the actual price of the goods, store owners would not buy them because they would not be able to sell them to the customers," Maqadma said.


Hamas initially tried to impose additional charges on at least 17 kinds of goods, including clothes for women and children, biscuits, juice, furniture and coffee.


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