Overview July 2017 | Situation in the Gaza Strip
In the month of July 2017 Staat van Beleg could list 848 human rights violations (and 195 reports/analyses). (see our archive).
Every month we are highlighting another aspect of the occupation of Palestine. This month we will focus on the dire situation in Gaza due to the continuing electricity crisis and specifically to the question who bears responsibility.
“Israel has consigned the people of Gaza to “living in abject poverty under practically inhuman conditions unparalleled in the modern world,” the human rights group B’Tselem said last month. Since Israel deducted the electricity supply to Gaza the situation has deteriorated even further. At the time of writing the people from Gaza only get two to three hours electricity per day. What that means for them we can read in this article of Anera.
Co-founder of Electronic Intifadah Ali Abunimah told Aaron Maté of the Real News during an interview : “This is not a natural disaster. This is a policy choice by Israel to do this to 2 million people, and it’s a policy choice the so-called international community are supporting,”. Among all the news we can read about the ongoing crisis in Gaza and answers on who bares responsibility this interview will give you a good insight.
And in this piece of B’tselem you can learn more about Israel’s obligations under international law
Malak Mattar, an artist from Gaza dedicated this work to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.