Monday, January 21, 2008

Gaza Fact of the Day- Peace not Apartheid

"We will provide the population with everything needed to prevent a crisis, but we will not supply luxuries that would make life more comfortable," - Olmert

  • Israel normally supplies 60 per cent of the electricity for Gaza's 1.5 million inhabitants
  • Gaza needs around 240 megawatt of electricity, but normally receives only about 200 megawatts, with 8 per cent from Egypt
  • Israel is the only source of industrial fuel for Gaza's power station
  • Israel stopped supplying industrial fuel supplies to Gaza on January 19
  • The EU pays Israel around $10m per month for Gaza's industrial fuel
  • Around 800,000 people in Gaza City and its surrounding areas are now in darkness

via Al Jazeera

Gaza shortages bite after fuel blockade

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