Sunday, 18 June 2017

Israeli and International Groups Warn of Looming Gaza Disaster


Israeli and international NGOS joined the UN on Wednesday in warning of a "total collapse" in Gaza if Israel goes ahead with plans to further cut power supplies to the enclave.

A joint statement of 16 groups, among them Israel's B'Tselem, Peace Now and Rabbis for Human Rights along with Amnesty International, said they has asked Israel's attorney general to intervene.

Gazans currently receive only three to four hours of mains electricity a day, delivered from the territory's own power station and others in Israel and Egypt.

Senior Israeli ministers decided on Sunday to reduce the amount of electricity supplied to Gaza by between 45 and 60 minutes a day after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas cut funding for it by his West Bank-based Palestinian Authority.

The move was widely seen as an attempt by the Palestinian leader to step up pressure on his rivals in the Islamist movement Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip.
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2017/Jun-14/409662-israeli-and-international-groups-warn-of-looming-gaza-disaster.ashx

The ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues.

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 18th, 2017.]

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