Monday, July 03, 2006
The New Zealand Herald reports on the effects Israel's military efforts in Gaza are having on residents there. Electricity has been sharply curtailed as a result of the power plant attack, and water pipes have apparently been destroyed, as well. The sonic boom attacks are also taking a psychological toll, with concerns especially for the children and for potential long-term hearing loss. They have also apparently caused damage to homes. Israel Ambassador to Switzerland is protesting that Israel provides humanitarian aid to Gaza despite the fact the elected Palestinian government has a charter calling for its destruction. Israel's government is also discussing ways to supply additional power to Gaza.