Thursday, 26 August 2010

Lebanese aid ship for Gaza delayed in port due to Greek and Cypriot pressure


Unfortunately, as we suspected the departure of the Lebanese aid ship Mariam has still not taken place. The Jerusalem Post says Greece and Cyprus have been 'forthcoming' in applying pressure to delay the sailing. Protests are needed in both countries to stop this obstruction of the Lebanese ships' blockade-busting voyage.
One of two Lebanese ships due to sail to Gaza in order to break Israel’s naval blockade postponed its departure again on Sunday, amid assessments in Jerusalem that there was now only a “low probability” that it would indeed depart. more

Gaza power plant back in operation after deal with PA on fuel payments


The Gaza Strip's sole power plant resumed generating on Wednesday after the territory's Hamas rulers reached agreement on fuel payments to the rival Palestinian Authority, both sides said.
"Fuel was introduced into the electricity plant today, allowing a second turbine to go into operation" and permitting electricity generation to resume, said Suheil Skeik, head of the Gaza power distribution company. more