UN: Gaza energy crisis must stop

Israeli embargo on Gaza is causing suffering for residents who face ongoing water and electricity supply problems. UN calls on international community to help resolve Gaza shortages.

UN: Gaza energy crisis must stop

World Bulletin / News Desk

An urgent solution to solve Gaza's ongoing power, water, sanitary and construction problems needs to be found says Robert Serry, UN Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process.

In a written statement Serry states that Palestinians in Gaza face a serious crisis which needs to be resolved as soon as possible. The UN is now negotiating with both Israelies and Palestinians to resolve these problems.

The UN is calling on the international community to get a solution to the power issue immediately and he said that "it is time to make a decisive and urgent move for the future."

“The UN plans to build schools, social housing, water and sanitation facilities in Gaza, worth $500 million. Israel has approved the transfer of construction materials to Gaza for the UN project.” he added.

Only one electricity producing company provides power to 1.7 million Palestinians in Gaza. This company is not capable of functioning constantly and power blackouts are commonplace. In addition, there are problems with energy resources’ in the region due to the Israeli embargo on Gaza.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Aralık 2013, 11:41
JohnWV - 8 yıl Önce

Israel behaves to benefit only itself and Jews routinely violating human rights and international law. The Jewish State must be forced to accept an armed Palestine with externally enforced autonomy, eviction of all settlers, true contiguity encompassing Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem together, neither pinched nor parceled, and pay punitive reparations.