Gaza out of the spotlight…and out of power, gasoline, and cooking gas for that matter

Every time I speak with Emad in Gaza things are even worse than the day before.  I know how hard it was during the power outages that were 6 hours, but now the power outages are 20 hours in many areas, 18 hours in others, and even entire days—24 hours without electricity. See Press TV’s… Read More Gaza out of the spotlight…and out of power, gasoline, and cooking gas for that matter

When you don’t have the distraction of electricity –and hence computer–you have time to think about other things. Like the din of the few generators running in the harra (neighbourhood) or the last gasps of my low budget candle or the calls from mosques throughout the town –and surely the entire Strip –on the over… Read More

Israel’s threat to cut Gaza water supply would be “complete catastrophe”

*Gaza’s sole power plant still maimed by Israeli bombing in 2006. GAZA CITY, Dec 9, 2011 (IPS) -By Eva Bartlett** [re-published at Electronic Intifada] “Taking our water is not like taking a toy. Water is life, they cannot play with our lives like this,” says Maher Najjar, deputy general director of the Coastal Municipalities Water… Read More Israel’s threat to cut Gaza water supply would be “complete catastrophe”