Aug 12, 2017, 9:56 AM
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UN: Gaza settlers deprived of potable water, health service

Tehran, Aug 12, IRNA – Zionists' siege of Gaza Strip and political conflicts are depriving two million Gazans of electricity, vital medical care and clean water, said the UN Office in Gaza on Friday.

Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) urged the Zionist regime and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to settle their conflicts and solve the Gazans' problems.

Shamdasani said that the Zionists, PNA and the authorities in Gaza are are not meeting their obligations to promote and protect the rights of the residents of Gaza.

She added, “At the height of summer, with soaring temperatures, electricity provision has not risen above six hours per day since the beginning of the current crisis in April, and has often been under four hours.'

Palestinian official had already announced that the power supply in Gaza was in the worst situation.

This is while Egypt had agreed that some equipment used in Gaza power plants and gas stations enter Gaza through Rafah Crossing Point.

Since 2006 when Hamas won parliamentary elections in Gaza, the Strip has been under an Israeli all-out blockade, which has led to constant deterioration of economic and humanitarian conditions in Gaza.

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