UN fears for Gaza

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD - - Ma’an

BETH­LE­HEM : The UN High Com­mis­sioner for Hu­man Rights of­fice has ex­pressed “deep con­cern” over the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing sit­u­a­tion in the be­sieged Gaza Strip, three months af­ter the elec­tric­ity sup­ply was slashed by Is­rael at the be­hest of the Pales­tinian Au­thor­ity.

The power cuts im­pede the pro­vi­sion of essen­tial health, wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion ser­vices and pose a life-threat­en­ing risk for vul­ner­a­ble res­i­dents. “Is­rael, the State of Pales­tine, and the au­thor­i­ties in Gaza are not meet­ing their obli­ga­tions to... pro­tect the rights of the res­i­dents,” said the UN.

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