News from Gaza (20.01.2008)

[EN only]

Residents in Gaza are facing the closure of the Strip’s only power plant as Israel continues a shutdown of its border crossings.The plant shut down one of its two turbines on Sunday because of a fuel shortage following the blockade(…)UN, EU and Palestinian officials have said the second turbine would cease operation within hours.Power outages have become commonplace in the Gaza in recent months after Israel declared the area a “hostile entity” and began restricting fuel supplies(…)The UN has said Israel should not collectively punish Gaza’s population while responding to security threats.The organisation has criticised Israel’s decision to close border crossings into Gaza, preventing aid deliveries to the 1.5 million people living in the territory, saying on Saturday that the move could provoke a humanitarian crisis. “ [SOURCE : Al Jazeera ; Haaretz ]

One Response to “News from Gaza (20.01.2008)”

  1. […] Djiin Of Truth wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt[EN only] ” Residents in Gaza are facing the closure of the Strip’s only power plant as Israel continues a shutdown of its border crossings.The plant shut down one of its two turbines on Sunday because of a fuel shortage following the blockade(…)UN, EU and Palestinian officials have said the second turbine would cease operation within hours.Power outages have become commonplace in the Gaza in recent months after Israel declared the area a “hostile entity” and began restricting fuel supplies(…)The UN has said Israel should not collectively punish Gaza’s population while responding to security threats.The organisation has criticised Israel’s decision to close border crossings into Gaza, preventing aid deliveries to the 1.5 million people living in the territory, saying on Saturday that the move could provoke a humanitarian crisis. “ [SOURCE : Al Jazeera ; Haaretz ] […]

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