Israel’s Gaza fuel cuts unacceptable, says UN chief

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The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that Israeli energy sanctions against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip punish an entire population and are unacceptable. The European Union also voiced concern after Israel began reducing petrol and diesel supplies in response to rocket attacks on its territory. Hamas seized control of the Strip in June from its Palestinian rivals Fatah. Israel’s attorney-general is seeking a halt to electricity cuts pending an assessment of their likely impact.
Gaza relies on Israel for almost all its fuel and petrol, and more than half of its electricity. Israel says fuel cuts of up to 15 percent are a non-violent way of increasing pressure on Hamas.

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