(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
Yusra al-Omari is one of nearly 650 patients in Gaza suffering from kidney failure. The 51 year-old must have dialysis treatment in the city's largest hospital eight times a month. The 18. On July, al-Omari went to Al-Shifa Hospital, only to be told by doctors that the treatments would be irregular, because there is electricity for just under three hours a day. "Why should powerless, innocent patients be punished this way?" He asks.
Escalation of the power crisis. The Gaza power crisis started 11 years ago, when the only half-functioning electricity plant was bombed in an Israeli air strike. The E-plant was severely destroyed and produced with minimum capacity, so the Palestinian Authority (PA) had to rely on power supplies from Israel and Egypt.
In May this year, PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who is backed by the West, asked Tel Aviv to cut power supplies to Gaza to put pressure on his political rivals in Hamas, who have ruled there. . .
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