Power crisis leaves Gaza farmers hanging out to dry

24-04-2012,10:48 | Al Qassam Brigade

Al Qassam (Agencies)- Gaza- Large stretches of agricultural land in the Gaza Strip are suffering from lack of irrigation as the electricity and accompanying fuel crisis have started leaving their mark on farmers.

With the crisis now in its third month, farmers have told Oxfam that with no fuel and electricity they are unable to irrigate their crops and they see their yields drying up.

Even in the water-rich northern town of Beit Lahiya, famous for its strawberries that are among the few items allowed out for export, farmers are watching in despair as their fields dry up.

“We can’t turn our water pumps on to extract water from boreholes, and we are left powerless seeing our crops dying in front of our eyes until we get a steady supply of fuel or electricity,” said Nabil Ghaben, a farmer who depends on his dunum (1,000 square metres) of land for a living.

With six family members depending on his income, Nabil said no aid can really help him right now unless the fuel situation is solved in the long term.

“We can do nothing without water,” he said, as Oxfam partner Union of Agriculture Workers’ Committees (UAWC) was visiting his farm as part of a beneficiary selection process for a new economic development project funded by the Danish government’s development agency DANIDA


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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

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Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





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