Palestine Press reports that Hamas has banned the import of various electric and electronic devices from Israel, including batteries, refrigerators, washing machines, computer monitors and CRTs.
The reason given is because of the environmental impact of disposing of them.
And another reason: because they are not energy-efficient.
An additional reason was given: "The import fees benefit only the Israeli treasury without any returns on the Palestinian national economy."
There is an old rule of thumb that when someone gives multiple reasons for doing something, chances are that none of them are true. If I had to guess, I'd think that Hamas is worried about Israel inserting spy equipment in electronic devices.
The impact to Gazans for this new rule?
Oh, since when does Hamas care about the people it rules?