Dans les médias
- Média d'origine:A-Akhbar EnglishDate de publication:Jeu, 14/06/2012 (Toute la journée)Type de média:Web-multimédia
The hum of the domestic jungle disappears in a flash. Fridges and televisions shut off instantly and the streets fall eerily dark. Gaza rarely falls silent naturally, but during the nightly blackouts, it becomes soundless – at least temporarily. The silence is invariably broken by an overhead F-16, a drone or – as has occurred several times in the last month – an airstrike.
Since February, Palestinians in Gaza have been experiencing the worst fuel crisis to hit the territory in living memory. In April, Gaza’s only electricity plant shut down three of their four generators. Last week, a vital fuel delivery from Qatar was held up for several days. Meanwhile the electricity plant’s final generator puttered out of service. At its peak, it could only supply a maximum four hours of electricity a day.
Although Gaza has received the long-awaited fuel delivery, extensive blackouts still grip the territory and many fear that the damage has already been done. Worst hit by the crisis are Gaza’s local industries. Although they managed to survive a siege, workers now fear continuing shortages may end what little is left of Gaza’s self-sufficiency.Étiquettes:
- Média d'origine:Ma'an News AgencyDate de publication:Sam, 16/06/2012 (Toute la journée)Type de média:Web-multimédia
A woman in Gaza stands in front of buildings damaged by Israeli airstrikes.(Reuters/file)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Fifty international charities and UN agencies called Thursday on Israel to lift its years-long blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Marking the fifth anniversary of the siege, the organizations -- among them Amnesty International, Médecins du Monde, Oxfam, and Save the Children -- joined agencies like the World Health Organization, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights UNICEF and four other UN agencies in urging Israel to lift the siege "now."
"For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law. More than half of these people are children. We the undersigned say with one voice: 'end the blockade now,'" the petition said.Étiquettes:
- Média d'origine:Ma'an News AgencyDate de publication:Sam, 16/06/2012 (Toute la journée)Type de média:Web-multimédiaA Palestinian baby, whom hospital officials say was wounded in an Israeli airstrike, lies on an x-ray table in a hospital in Deiral-Balah in central Gaza on June 3. (Reuters/Ali Hassan)BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces have killed nearly 2,300 Palestinians and injured 7,700 in Gaza over the last five years, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Thursday.
Some 27 percent of the fatalities in Gaza were women and children, the UN agency said in a report highlighting the effects of Israel's blockade.
The land, sea and air blockade of Gaza entered its sixth year on Thursday.
Under the blockade, exports have dropped to less than 3 percent of 2006 levels.
- Média d'origine:CKUWDate de publication:Mar, 22/05/2012 (Toute la journée)Type de média:Radio
Radio interview with David Heap on CKUW in Winnipeg can be heard here:Étiquettes: