Tagged: Electricity

Gaza: Can You Imagine? Videos
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Gaza: Can You Imagine?

Israeli bombs. Israeli drones. Israeli-imposed power cuts. And no way to leave. Everyday life in Gaza is shaped by Israeli policy, which has turned the coastal enclave into a maximum security prison where the inmates are fathers, mothers and children whose only crime is being born in Gaza.

on July 19, 2017
My Family in Gaza Tells Me: We Can’t Breathe Op-Eds & Analysis
Muhammad Shehada, Haaretz

My Family in Gaza Tells Me: We Can’t Breathe

I talked to my family in Gaza earlier this week and asked them: "How do you sleep at night when you don't have electricity?" The temperature at night there doesn't go below 74 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity is high. My 12-year-old sister answered: "We don’t." She explained that even if they try to sleep, open all the windows, drink a lot of water - still, they can’t breathe.

on July 16, 2017
The Crisis in Gaza Fact Sheets
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The Crisis in Gaza

The immediate cause of the current crisis in Gaza is the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority’s efforts to pressure its rival Hamas and to curry favor with the Trump administration. However, the appalling conditions that the nearly 2 million Palestinians in Gaza are forced to endure are ultimately the result of 50 years of Israeli military rule over the tiny coastal enclave and a cruel and illegal siege and naval blockade.

on June 19, 2017
Gazans Being Held Hostage by Israeli, PA Gamesmanship Op-Eds & Analysis
Orly Noy, +972 Mag

Gazans Being Held Hostage by Israeli, PA Gamesmanship

Who says there is no coordination between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority? On Sunday evening, Israel gladly accepted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas request to cut the already-dilapidated electricity supply to Gaza, in order to make life for its residents that much more difficult. Think about the significance of cutting electricity by 40 percent in the middle of a blazing summer.

on June 12, 2017
Israel Cuts Gaza Electricity After Palestinian President Says He Will No Longer Pay the Bill for… News Roundup
Raf Sanchez, The Telegraph

Israel Cuts Gaza Electricity After Palestinian President Says He Will No Longer Pay the Bill for…

Hamas warned of a fresh "explosion" of violence in Gaza on Monday after Israel agreed to the request of the Palestinian president to cut back electricity supply to the isolated enclave. Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA), asked Israel to cut the electricity supply to put pressure on his political rivals in Hamas, who have ruled Gaza for the last ten years.

on June 12, 2017
How Palestinians Plan to Overcome Electricty Shortages News Roundup
Ahmad Melhem, Al Monitor

How Palestinians Plan to Overcome Electricty Shortages

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah recently presented a plan to implement a "new electricity market" in Palestine. Hamdallah said the plan will “improve electricity services to citizens, cut costs and curb reliance...

on April 13, 2017
Denied a Human Standard of Living: The Gaza Blockade Has Entered Its Tenth Year Op-Eds & Analysis
Bo Schack, UNRWA

Denied a Human Standard of Living: The Gaza Blockade Has Entered Its Tenth Year

“I have survived the past three wars, but that is not the problem. In this place, wars come and go. The bigger struggle is not to lose hope. The only way I can do that is to retreat, and create my own world, and become oblivious.” This was told to me by 36-year old Ali...

on October 21, 2016
Who Would Want to Build a Tech Startup in Occupied Territory? Meet the Optimists of Palestine News Roundup
Lindsey Kennedy, Quartz

Who Would Want to Build a Tech Startup in Occupied Territory? Meet the Optimists of Palestine

“I think starting a business here is in itself a political act,” says Christina Ganim. In 2015, Ganim co-founded the Ramallah-based lingerie company, Kenz Woman, with Nicola Isabel. “We could both be in the States or anywhere else doing this, but we chose to do it here, because we want to contribute"...

on September 14, 2016
Israel’s Blockade Keeps Gaza in the Dark News Roundup
Ylenia Gostoli, Al Jazeera

Israel’s Blockade Keeps Gaza in the Dark

The electricity crisis in the besieged Gaza Strip affects every facet of daily life, from making bread, to obtaining medical treatment, to earning a living. It also endangers lives: Last week, three siblings were burned alive after the candles they were using during a power cut set their house on fire.

on May 10, 2016
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