A Disaster in Gaza – Photography

No Fuel

Palestinians wait to fill containers with fuel at a petrol station in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip February 19, 2012. . REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians wait to fill containers with fuel at a petrol station in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip February 19, 2012. The Gaza Strip is experiencing shortage of fuel smuggled in from neighbouring Egypt. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian man waits at a closed gas station in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 16, 2012, gas stations in the Gaza are running out of fuel due to the crisis in Egypt and an Israel blockade. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
A Palestinian man waits at a closed gas station in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 16, 2012, gas stations in the Gaza are running out of fuel due to the crisis in Egypt and an Israel blockade. UPI/Ismael Mohamad

And emergency services suffer shortages too

Palestinians attend a rally in front of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt on February 18, 2012 during a sit-in by dozens of emergency crews and ambulance workers demanding Egypt provide the Gaza Strip with electricity and diesel. Egypt has promised to provide diesel fuel for the Gaza Strip’s sole power plant, which went down this week after running out of fuel, a Gaza official said. UPI/Ismael Mohamad

Palestinians attend a rally in front of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt on February 18, 2012 during a sit-in by dozens of emergency crews and ambulance workers demanding Egypt provide the Gaza Strip with electricity and diesel. Egypt has promised to provide diesel fuel for the Gaza Strip’s sole power plant, which went down this week after running out of fuel, a Gaza official said. UPI/Ismael Mohamad

Palestinian men fly the Palestinian and Egyptian colors during a rally calling on Egyptian authorities to end the power crisis, near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, in the southern Gaza on February 18, 2012. Egypt has promised to provide diesel fuel for the Gaza Strip’s sole power plant, which went down this week after running out of fuel, a Gaza official said. UPI/Ismael Mohamad

No Power No Sewerage

Without fuel, no power. Without power,  sewerage and water pumps stop working.

Palestinian transport vegetables in donkey carts in a flooded street in Gaza City, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. (AP photo/Hatem Moussa)

A Palestinian youth tries to opens the sewage cover along a street flooding with rain water, in Gaza City on February 19, 2012. The Levant region has seen a high level of rain fall and some snow over the past month. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED

A Palestinian boy cries as he arrives at his home after walking through puddles in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City February 19, 2012. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian woman walks with her children through puddles on a street in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City February 19, 2012. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

No Health Care – No Medical Supplies

No power No treatment with electricity driven life sustaining equipment. Like dialysis or incubators.

Premature babies receive treatment in Nasser Hospital as the hospital is in danger of running out of fuel, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza on February 16, 2012. Gas stations in the Gaza are drying up due to the crisis in Egypt and the closing of the fuel lines through the ‘smuggling tunnels’ between Rafah and the Egyptian side of the border. An Israel blockade has left Gaza with very little fuel rations for its citizen. UPI/Ismael Mohamad

Palestinians patients receive kidney dialysis treatment in Nasser Hospital as the hospital is in danger of running out of fuel, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza on February 16, 2012. Gas stations in the Gaza are drying up due to the crisis in Egypt and the closing of the fuel lines through the ‘smuggling tunnels’ between Rafah and the Egyptian side of the border. An Israel blockade has left Gaza with very little fuel rations for its citizen. UPI/Ismael Mohamad

Premature babies receive treatment in Nasser Hospital as the hospital is in danger of running out of fuel, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza on February 16, 2012. Gas stations in the Gaza are drying up due to the crisis in Egypt and the closing of the fuel lines through the ‘smuggling tunnels’ between Rafah and the Egyptian side of the border. An Israel blockade has left Gaza with very little fuel rations for its citizen. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
Palestinians patients receive kidney dialysis treatment in Nasser Hospital as the hospital is in danger of running out of fuel, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza on February 16, 2012. Gas stations in the Gaza are drying up due to the crisis in Egypt and the closing of the fuel lines through the ‘smuggling tunnels’ between Rafah and the Egyptian side of the border. An Israel blockade has left Gaza with very little fuel rations for its citizen. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
Premature babies receive treatment in Nasser Hospital as the hospital is in danger of running out of fuel, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza on February 16, 2012. Gas stations in the Gaza are drying up due to the crisis in Egypt and the closing of the fuel lines through the ‘smuggling tunnels’ between Rafah and the Egyptian side of the border. An Israel blockade has left Gaza with very little fuel rations for its citizen. UPI/Ismael Mohamad

Premature babies receive treatment in Nasser Hospital as the hospital is in danger of running out of fuel, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza on February 16, 2012. Gas stations in the Gaza are drying up due to the crisis in Egypt and the closing of the fuel lines through the ‘smuggling tunnels’ between Rafah and the Egyptian side of the border. An Israel blockade has left Gaza with very little fuel rations for its citizen. UPI/Ismael Mohamad


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