Cape Times

UN fears for Gaza


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. Ma’an

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