Fire Deaths in Gaza Strip Due to Electricity Cuts
- Since the beginning of 2012, 16 Palestinians have died from burns with an additional 9 people injured.
- Power cuts hinder access to basic human rights.
- Service sectors must be kept out of political disagreements
The electricity cuts additionally have serious impacts on access to basic human rights and service sectors in Gaza. The black outs prevent people from realizing their right to health as the medical services, including dialysis centers, surgical operating rooms, intensive care units, and blood banks, all rely on electricity supplies. The sewage treatment plants and residential water mains equally require electricity to run.