Monday, March 26, 2012

Bardawil: Hamas delegation in Cairo to discuss Gaza power crisis



GAZA, (PIC)-- A delegation of the Hamas movement led by its political bureau member Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahhar is currently in Cairo to discuss means of solving the Gaza power crisis with Egyptian officials, Dr. Salah Bardawil, a Hamas leader, said.
He denied, in a statement to Quds Press on Monday, that the crisis was because the Gaza government did not pay the electricity bills, adding that the bill for the fuel to Gaza power station is paid by the European Union.
Bardawil said that the Ramallah authority takes the EU money and pays for the employees who do not join work with the Gaza government and further takes the price of the electricity bills from Gaza.
The Hamas MP said that Zahhar would discuss in Cairo the possibility of Egyptian participation in alleviating the power crisis in Gaza, adding that Egypt was also suffering a similar crisis due to internal attempts to destabilize the government.
Bardawil said that Hamas would not bow to pressures, such as the fuel and power crisis, and would never recognize Israel or agreements signed with it by the PLO. “Blackmailing us before the Arab Spring failed and they would not succeed now after the Arab Spring”.
Bardawil: Hamas delegation in Cairo to discuss Gaza power crisis