"No collective punishment:" Israel prevented from cutting electricity to Gaza
Palestinian officals say Israel already cut
fuel supplies by 30 percent on Sunday, though
Israeli officials say supply was only reduced
by between 5 and 11 percent. Palestinians rely
on Israel for all of their fuel and more than
half of their electricity.
i've been posting about my ever-increasing upset with israel (here and here), an upset recently aggravated by israel's plan to cut fuel and electricity supplies to gaza (see previous posts here and here)... evidently, i'm not alone...
Israel Criticized for Power Cuts to Gaza
Israel's attorney general has thwarted government plans to cut electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip on humanitarian grounds. The EU and UN are warning Israel not to impose "collective punishment" on the Palestinian people.
Israel's attorney general has prohibited the government from cutting electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, arguing that there needs to be a full evaluation of the humanitarian consequences first.
The ruling by Attorney General Menahem Mazuz came late on Monday after 10 human rights groups petitioned Israel's supreme court to stop the cutbacks, arguing that they amounted to collective punishment. Israel had announced Sunday that it was cutting back fuel supplies and electricity to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory.
this story came from germany's spiegel online... no surprise, a quick search only turned up one u.s.-based media source reporting on it, an ap story being carried on newspapers outside the u.s.... Submit To Propeller