as a background what is real situation in Gaza right now, hopely this article tells something:
Governor of Khan Younis: Gaza Strip faces a humanitarian disaster
Thursday August 16, 2007 09:48 by Rami Almeghari - IMEMC & Agencies
Governor of Khan Younis city in southern Gaza Strip, Osama Alfarra, confirmed yesterday that the Gaza Strip has entered a real humanitarian disaster with Israeli closure remains in place and commercial crossings closed.
aL-Farra, who was welcoming a delegation of donor countries’ representatives, explained the difficulties faced by the seven local rural councils in the city amidst the strict closure of Gaza Strip since June.
The agriculture sector, a pillar of the city’s economy, has been drastically impacted by the Israeli siege for farmers’ inability to export their goods to the outside world, aL-Farra maintained.
He pointed out that the health apparatus has suffered a shortage of medical equipment, while hundreds of sick people have been unable to receive medication in abroad.
On another note, the Khan Younis governor decried the frequent Israeli army invasions into the eastern parts of the city, saying that such ‘crimes’ have claimed lives of innocent civilians and caused a widespread destruction of arable lands.
aL-Farra called on the donor countries to help lift the Israeli closure, so that basic goods and commodities will again flow into the Gaza Strip.
From his part, Renei Acoron, external relations chief at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), promised to exert every possible effort to urge Israel reopen the crossings.
Speaking to the IMEMC , Adnan Abu Hasna, spokesman of the UNRWA, had affirmed that if the crossings won’t be reopened in the next few weeks, the Gaza Strip’s population will depend entirely on the humanitarian aids, a thing that ‘has never happened’.
In mid June, following the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, Israel imposed a strict closure on the Gaza Strip, for what Israel considered ‘concern over Israel’s security’.
Israel never recognized a Hamas-led government since the Islamist group has taken power after last January’s legislative elections.
Personally when I talk with my friends whose live in Gaza, I afraid to ask "how is your life?" :grumbling