#GazaUnderAttack | Lack of fuel and electricity may cause humanitarian catastrophe at Gaza hospitals

 

He noted that four hospitals have been without electricity for four days including Beit Hanoun hospital, Mohammed Al-Dura hospital, Kamal Adwan hospital, and Shifa hospital

MEMO | July 25, 2014

A Palestinian Health Ministry official warned that the continued blackouts and acute shortage of fuel in the Gaza Strip are threatening to cause a human catastrophe in Gaza hospitals, the Anadolu news agency reported.Bassam Hamadeen, the head of the ministry’s maintenance department, said: “The enclave’s hospitals suffer from an acute shortage of fuel and electricity, which threatens the lives of the patients.”

He explained that over the past few days, some hospitals, including Abu Yousef Al-Najjar Hospital and the European Hospital in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, have been forced to depend on generators for power. He warned these generators could stop soon because of the lack of fuel.

“The Al-Aqsa Hospital in central Gaza is working with one electric generator after the backup generator crashed when the Israeli army bombed the hospital a few days ago,” Hamdeen said.

He noted that four hospitals have been without electricity for four days including Beit Hanoun hospital, Mohammed Al-Dura hospital, Kamal Adwan hospital, and Shifa hospital.

“Relying entirely on electric generators has depleted the hospitals’ fuel reserves, which means that these generators could stop working any time soon and consequently stop the hospitals’ medical units including the intensive care units, the operating rooms, the laboratories, X-ray equipment and the emergency units.”

Hamadeen pointed out that “the hospitals need 300 litres of fuel per day on a normal day, but now they consume twice this amount because of the influx of hundreds of injured who arrive at the hospitals on a daily basis as a result of the Israeli war.”

The Israeli forces closed the Karam Abu Salem crossing, the only commercial portal to supply the Strip with fuel from Israel, on July 17 for “security reasons”.

According to Hamdeen “the ministry is now operating only 35 out of its 75 ambulances due to the lack of fuel”.

Gaza’s Electricity Distribution Company said Friday that Israel has stopped supplying the Strip with electricity, raising the electricity deficit to 90 percent.

The company’s director of public relations, Jamal Dardasawi said in a statement “the Israeli army gradually suspended electrical power supplies to the Gaza Strip from Israel and Egypt by intentionally targeting the power lines”, adding that Israel destroyed 13 electrical power lines which supply the Strip with power.

Dardasawi pointed out that the Israeli authorities refused to repair the damaged power lines, threatening that this could drown the Strip into total darkness. He added “the Gaza sole power station suffers from a major crisis, as a result of the Israeli repeated targeting of the power lines”.

The Gaza Strip needs at least 360 megawatts of power to generate electricity and fill the needs of the sector’s 1.8 million people, of which only 200 megawatts is available.

Gaza receives electricity from three sources, the first is Israel which provides the sector with 120 megawatts and the second is Egypt which provides the sector with 28 megawatts, while the strip’s sole plant produces between 40 to 60 megawatts.

At least 797 Palestinians were killed and 5130 others were injured during the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli assault caused the destruction of 1090 housing units and partially damaged 18, 070 housing units, including 994 housing units that have become uninhabitable, according to preliminary information released by the Ministry of Public Works.

Meanwhile, 32 Israeli soldiers and two civilians were killed and 435 others were wounded, the majority of them were civilians.


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81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and also discussing other genocides, this article details the inadequacy of many of the international community’s response to genocides, such as “targeted sanctions” or international peacekeeping forces. Examining international legal authorities such as the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, the article demonstrates that groups which are being subjected to genocide have a legal right of self-defense. International treaties, Security Council arms embargoes, or national gun control laws cannot lawfully be enforced in a manner which prevents self-defense resistance to a genocide in progress, because under international law, the prohibition against any form of complicity in genocide takes legal precedence over lesser laws. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In PDF.

http://www.davekopel.com/2a/Foreign/genocide.pdf



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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.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

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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