Gaza suffers under Israeli blockade

This is getting very little press attention in the West. From Al-Jazeera:

1_238360_1_5The one-and-a-half million Palestinians in Gaza are struggling to cope amid power cuts as Israel continues its fuel blockade of the territory.

The shutdown of Gaza’s only power plant has prompted fears of a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

Moaiya Hassanain, a health ministry official, said: “We have the choice to either cut electricity on babies in the maternity ward or heart surgery patients or stop operating rooms.”

Gaza City awoke on Monday to find bread shops and petrol stations closed.

More here.  See also this from CNN.