#GazaUnderAttack | Humanitarian crisis unfolding in Gaza Strip

 

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 A Palestinian firefighter tries to put out a fire at Gaza’s main power plant, which was hit in Israeli shelling on July 29, 2014.

 


Palestinian officials are warning that a humanitarian crisis is imminent in the besieged and war-torn Gaza Strip as the coastal sliver is wrestling with severe shortage of water and electricity, Press TV reports.

In a statement released on Saturday, the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority announced that the densely-populated territory is currently operating on six hours of electricity per day, and the authority will be able to continue supplying Gaza with that amount of power each day for another two months.

The Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority further noted that damages done to generators, poles, high pressure cables, main power containers, and warehouses across Gaza Strip in the wake of recent Israeli military strikes will cost $35 million to repair.

Gaza’s sole power plant came under Israeli shelling on July 29, and stopped functioning. The damage is said to take up to a year to fix.

Meanwhile, there is the scarcity of clean water especially at UN-run schools, where nearly 22,000 Palestinian refugees are sheltering.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, various diseases are spreading among the refugee population due to the lack of water and hygiene.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, says water shortage is due to the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza infrastructure.

Nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including 470 children, have lost their lives and more than 10,200 have been wounded since the Israeli military unleashed fatal assaults on the Gaza Strip more than a month ago.

Human rights groups say Israeli forces are systematically killing Palestinian children and youth.

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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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