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GAZA (Reuters) - Gaza's main power plant began shutting down on Sunday due to a fuel shortage caused by Israel's closure of the Hamas-controlled territory's borders.
Kanaan Abeid, deputy chairman of the Palestinian Energy Authority in the Gaza Strip, said the power plant turned off one of its two turbines and the second would stop in the evening.
"There is no fuel coming in and we have no reserves," Abeid said. He estimated as many as one million Gaza residents would be affected.
On Friday, Israel's Defence Ministry tightened its Gaza border closure, shutting all crossings to even U.N.humanitarian supplies.
"After two months of reductions, they're very low on fuel. It's only a question of hours," said a senior EU official involved in the fuel programme. The EU official said the last EU-funded fuel shipment was made on Thursday and no fuel was allowed in on Sunday.
It is going to have a significant impact on the daily lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza," said Christopher Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), whose aid shipments have been turned back.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
Genocide? Try Darfur.
Originally posted by Harlequin
And so it begins - Israel starts to kill 1.5 million people , slowly in the biggest outrage on this planet and quite literally qorse than Hitler.
Originally posted by andy1033
The answers you get here are just subjective. We do not get the whole story, and you can guarentee its worse than just a power station closing down.
Your talking about a country that uses f16's to to blow up civilian homes, and locking gates to settlemenst where people live, so people cannot get home. We are not getting any where close to the real story.
Whether genocide should be used is subjective, but one thing we all can agree on is that the situation is wrong, and only the israelies have any power in it.
Israel's Secret Weapon also claims the Israeli military used a new gas against Palestinians in Gaza in February 2001.
Originally posted by kangjia57
Reply to princeofpeace
Israel needs to be painfully clear: For every Kassam you fire at us, we shut off power for 2 hours.
And what should the Palestinians do for every house being bulldozed,Kids being sniped near the mines/full voltage fences, incursions taking place 24/7, people dying because they couldn’t get to hospital for treatment (checkpoint restrictions)?
Sit and watch and die?
[edit on 20-1-2008 by kangjia57]