Gaza’s residents turn off most of their lights in order to preserve electricity for use by critical services
The Palestinian government in Gaza announced on Wednesday that it is suffering severe shortages in medicine, food and fuel.
It also said that more than 9,500 Palestinian residents, including 4,500 students, patients and holders of foreign passports, are in urgent need to travel through the now completely closed Rafah Crossing.
According to the government report, most of the medical services in Gaza have been halted due to the shortage of medicines that used to be smuggled from or through Egypt.
It also said that non-urgent surgical operations in hospitals have been postponed because of the shortage of fuel that runs electricity generators.
Municipal sources reported that their filtration plants started pouring raw sewage water into the sea because there is not enough fuel to run on.
Minister of Local Services Mohamed…
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