(While Israel loots Gaza’s natural assets) UN official warns of fuel shortage in Gaza

[ PIC 24/07/2013 – 01:35 PM ]

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NEWYORK, (PIC)– The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, said Tuesday that 80 percent of tunnels used to smuggle goods and arms into the Gaza Strip from Egypt are “no longer functioning” due to a crackdown by the Egyptian military after it ousted President Mohamed Morsi this month.

UN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry told the UN Security Council that the Gaza Strip was experiencing “some serious shortages of fuel and basic building materials for which the tunnels had become the primary entry point due to severe restrictions on imports via the official crossings and the higher cost of fuel available from the West Bank and Israel.”

The tunnel crackdown has gathered pace since the Egyptian military ousted president Morsi from power earlier this month.

“As a result of these actions against illegal activity, according to some estimates, 80% of the tunnels are no longer functioning,” Serry said.

The impact of the fuel shortage in the Gaza strip is extended to the fishing sector, where the fishing boats have stopped working resulting in the shortage of fish quantity in the strip especially after the demolition of tunnels that were the main source to provide Gaza with fish.

Ahmad Farouq, 40, is one of the fishermen who stopped sailing due to not getting the required amounts of fuel.

We were looking for a solution to put an end to the Israeli persecution in the Gaza Sea, now we are looking for a solution to the fuel crisis, Farouq told PIC reporter.

He expressed hope that they could bring fish from El-Arish Sea. The whole issue is related to the Egyptian crisis, he added.

For his part, the fisherman Ahmad Zeidan noted that the ongoing fuel shortage reached an alarming level, warned of a real catastrophic situation in fishing sector.

He said that this tragic hardship adds more to the suffering they’ve been through during the blockade where they can’t sail for more than 6 nautical miles in the Mediterranean Sea.

There are approximately 3550 fishermen in the Gaza strip and around 1000 fishing boats that had stopped working due to the fuel crisis, Head of the Fishermen’s Union Nizar Ayyash said.

Ayyash pointed out that 70% of the fishermen in the Gaza strip are unemployed. They are waiting for opening all Gaza crossing to put an end to the current crisis.

Gaza is witnessing a humanitarian crisis due to the Egyptian decision to close Rafah border crossing and to shut tunnels that are described as the only main lifeline to provide Gaza with fuel supplies, commodities, and goods that alleviate impacts of the Israeli siege which was imposed on the strip seven years ago.



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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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