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Palestine: Gaza municipalities warn fuel shortage would cause real catastrophe & Al Aqsa stormed again

Gaza municipalities warn fuel shortage would cause real catastrophe

GAZA, (PIC)– The municipalities of the Gaza Strip warned that the continuation of the fuel crisis would provoke an imminent real catastrophe represented in the disruption of the work of key and vital sectors.

The spokesman for Gaza Municipalities Union said during a news conference held on Wednesday in Gaza in the presence of a number of mayors that the fuel scarcity which affects the vital sectors would cause a humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

He explained that the sewage pumps highly depend on electricity generators that operate with diesel fuel and that due to the continued diesel shortage these vital stations will not be able to work.

“The shortage in diesel in the sanitation sector will cause a humanitarian disaster especially in the areas surrounding these stations,” the spokesman said, adding that the municipalities began to pump large quantities of untreated wastewater into sea water as a result of the very large shortage in diesel fuel.

He pointed out that water wells that supply the population with water depend basically on diesel-powered generators; pointing out that in case those generators stop working, the citizens will be facing a genuine crisis in the supply of water.

The Union called on all concerned bodies especially the humanitarian organizations to work on finding solutions to this serious crisis, and demanded the international community to shoulder its responsibility regarding this imminent disaster that may affect the besieged Gaza Strip.


Settlers remove an archaeological wall in the Ibrahimi Mosque

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Jewish settlers, on Wednesday under the protection of the Israeli army, removed a wall inside the corridors of the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil city in the southern occupied West Bank and stole its stones.

Taysir Abu Sneineh, the Director General of the Ministry of Endowments in al-Khali, told Quds Press that the cleaners of the Ibrahimi Mosque found yesterday that the settlers, with the support of the Israeli occupation army, removed an ancient wall inside the mosque and took its stones to an unknown destination

Abu Sneineh considered that this act represents a blatant assault on the Ibrahimi Mosque and aims to change the mosque’s features and Judaize it, under the protection and support of the Israeli government.


50 elements of the Israeli intelligence storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– 50 elements of the Israeli intelligence stormed on Wednesday morning the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate, under the protection of the occupation police.

Media Coordinator of the Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage Mahmoud Abu Atta told Safa news agency that three groups of intelligence elements stormed in the early morning hours the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque and toured and desecrated the musallas (Prayer rooms).

Meanwhile, 25 settlers stormed the mosque and toured its courtyards, Abu Atta added.

Hundreds of Jerusalemite students were deployed in different parts of the Al-Aqsa, while the Israeli police tightened its security measures at the mosque’s gates, especially the Mughrabi Gate.

Media Coordinator of the Al-Aqsa Foundation condemned the persistent raids in al-Aqsa Mosque, and called on the Palestinian people in Jerusalem, the West Bank and in the 1948-occupied territories to intensify their presence in Al-Aqsa, especially in Ramadan, in order to defend it from all the occupation practices.

About 30 elements of the Israeli police and intelligence service stormed before noon on Tuesday the office of the Foundation for Construction of al-Aqsa and Holy Sites in Salahedin Street in Jerusalem, and carried out searches campaign then confiscated all the offices’ contents.


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