1 Hol HaMo'ed Pesah 5771
IsraelNN.com: Transformer Thefts Hurt Binyamin FamiliesDuh!
The theft by Arabs of electrical transformers has resulted in a growing wave of blackouts in Binyamin area, north of Jerusalem. The theft of a transformer Wednesday evening, in the Highway 60 area, left a number of area communities without power until Thursday afternoon.
Benny Gal, a resident of Givat Asaf, told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service that the timing of the power shortages is extremely harmful to area residents, who have stocked their refrigerators with food for the upcoming Pesach (Passover) holiday. He said that instead of preparing for the holiday, residents are occupied with cutting their losses. He blamed the security establishment's pursuit of "settlement activities" for leaving a vacuum in which not only terror attacks are growing but criminal activities as well.
Where have you been all these years?
Arabs have been stealing transformers and other "spare parts" as the call 'em for years. Two years ago, I was returning to Jerusalem from Teqo'a (east of Efrath), stopping occasionally, where I saw transformers ripped out of the street lights.
Only last year, Mitzpeh Ramon, in the south of Israel near the Egyptian border, had phone line and Internet services cut off for a week, due to Bedouin vandalism, and that's being kind.
Just read the Tana"kh (the real Bible), and you will be enlightened to the thieving (and raping, and pillaging, and marauding...) history of the Yishma'elim.
Well, I suppose it is better late than never, posting this non-news, news item now.