“Gaza Strip residents describe their new reality: sleepless nights, beaches closed due to toxic sewage, and rising food prices; even fresh water is in short supply”

Starved of power, Gaza’s Palestinians buckle under an oppressive heatwave
by Dov Lieber
July 4, 2017

Depending on what neighborhood one lives in, say the interviewees, the average Gazan enjoys either 4 to 6 or 2 to 3 hours of electricity a day. Residents have no idea when the power will come on, so when it does, they have to drop what they are doing and rush to complete tasks that require electricity. “When the power comes, for 2 to 3 hours, you run like a madman to manage to recharge everything, pump water, shower, sleep, work, get online, cool down and breathe, all in 2 hours,” said Ali, a 30-year-old journalist who did not want to use his real name for fear of backlash. READ MORE

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