Monday, February 11, 2008

English Translation: Israeli High Court Decision Authorizing Fuel and Electricity Cuts to Gaza

Gisha has posted an English translation of the Israeli Supreme Court's decision upholding the Israeli policy of cutting off fuel and electricity to Gaza. The decision was made on January 30, 2008.

In introducing the document, Sari Basha, Gisha's Executive Director says:
The content of the decision leaves me no choice but to use harsh words: this court decision sets a dangerous precedent authorizing collective punishment and deliberate deprivation of basic humanitarian services for Palestinian residents of Gaza – who need fuel and electricity to run hospitals, pump water and sewage, heat and light their homes, and lead normal lives. The court decision offers little in the way of legal reasoning to support its conclusions, and we find its factual inquiry to be flawed.
Read the translated decision here >

Also See:
Israel's Supreme Court authorizes punitive measures against the population of Gaza