Hospitals in Gaza to shut down due to power shortage

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GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — Gaza’s Ministry of Health on Sunday warned that hospitals in the besieged area may close within days due to power shortage resulting from depletion of fuel used to run alternative generators during power outage.

Spokesman for the ministry Ashraf al-Qedra in a brief statement said that power generators of major hospitals in Gaza will stop working in the coming few days because of the growing fuel shortage.

In view of the lack of any actions toward alleviating the crisis, al-Qedra added, a possible halt of services threatens major hospitals in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas two years ago decided to impose a series of punitive measures on the Gaza Strip that added insult to injury given the Israeli blockade plaguing the coastal enclave since 2006. (PIC)

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