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  •  Which question are you referring to? (2+ / 0-)
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    Brecht, angry marmot

    By the way, an update.

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- The energy authority in the Gaza Strip on Monday accused Israel of deliberately disconnecting the main electricity grid to the coastal enclave as part of a "punitive policy."

    "The Israeli occupation uses security pretexts to justify disconnecting a grid which provides 14 megawatts to the northern Gaza Strip," head of the energy authority Kanaan Ubeid said.

    He added that electricity had been cut off to the north for nine days.

    This is part of what the diary is about. Hundreds of thousands of people without electricity, because of an Insrael shutoff, related to unity talks on their enemies' side.

    •  Thanks for the diary, Christy1947. (0+ / 0-)

      People in Gaza have no, zero, means for making what you, I, and anyone else here would consider potable water without electricity.  Given that 95% of Gaza's water supply is brackish, Gazans have to boil it even if they have a distillary.

      I've said this before, but I've tried drinking Gaza/WHO brackish water for a day and it made me sick.  I can't imagine being forced to drink it as a matter of course, or what that would do to me in my political POVs.

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