'Hospitals have had to temporarily close and Gaza’s sole power station was shut down as Israel continues to ban imports to and exports from the territory.
Israel’s stated reason for the tightened restrictions imposed earlier this month was the launching of incendiary balloons and kites from Gaza in previous weeks.
Israel halted fuel imports to the territory last week.
Palestinians have ceased launching the balloons and kites since a ceasefire was reportedly declared between Hamas and Israel late Friday.
Israel had pounded Gaza with air strikes and artillery fire Friday evening after an Israeli soldier and three Palestinians died in exchanges of fire. The previous day, Abd al-Karim Radwan, a member of Hamas’ military wing, was killed when Israel fired at a group of Palestinians allegedly launching burning kites.
The military announced that Israeli communities near the Gaza boundary could return to “civilian routine” following the ceasefire.
But Israel continues to keep Gaza’s two million Palestinians in a vise.
“Gaza’s residents need to understand that as long as there are incendiary balloons and fires on our side, life on their side will not return to a normal routine,” Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman stated on Sunday.
“The key is quiet, calm, zero incendiary balloons, zero border friction and zero rockets or God forbid shootings,” he added.
Lieberman’s remarks are an admission that the tightened import and export restrictions are a form of collective punishment.'
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