Haaretz, Apr. 29, 2017

 

Keeping Gazans in the dark could be a political play by the Palestinian president to convince Trump he's a partner for peace


 

Tens of thousands of Palestinian Authority employees in Gaza are seeing their salaries cut by at least 30 percent, and many workers expect to be forced into early retirement. The assistance the PA gives Gaza’s health and welfare systems is likely to shrink dramatically.



Traduzione a cura dell’Ambasciata di Palestina

Cari colleghi parlamentari,
Se ricevete questa lettera significa che Israele ha deciso di continuare per la strada dell’istigazione e della punizione collettiva dei prigionieri palestinesi, che è proibita, anziché accogliere le loro richieste legittime. Significa anche che io sono stato messo di nuovo in isolamento insieme ai miei compagni di sciopero della fame. Ma non saremo messi a tacere e non ci arrenderemo.

Haaretz, Apr. 23, 2017

 

They want a little more humane treatment. They want public telephones, like the lowest Jewish criminals have, and they want to extend the visiting hours of their families. They want to be photographed from time to time with their loved ones and receive proper medical care. Those who will have to spend most of their lives in jail want to be able to study. And of course, they want an end to administrative detention.

Haaretz, Apr 27, 2017


A Palestinian woman helps her son study by candlelight in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on April 19, 2017. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP

The announcement, informing Israel about the cut in funding, is part of the serious internal confrontation between the Authority and Hamas over controlling the Gaza Strip. A halt to Israel’s supply of electricity due to the Authority’s decision could dramatically exacerbate the power crisis in Gaza, which is already dire.

Haaretz, Apr 26, 2017

 

The measures are described as punishment of the Hamas government in Gaza for turning down Abbas’ initiatives to restore PA control in the Strip.