Dozens of Gazans staged a sit-in before the Egyptian consulate in Gaza on Saturday protesting the continued power crisis in the coastal enclave and urging Cairo to expedite supplying Gaza with necessary fuel to operate the power generation station.
The protestors decried the fact that Egyptian gas was being supplied to "Israel" while no similar supplies were being channeled to Gaza.
They also denounced the world community’s silence toward the power crisis in Gaza.
For its part, the Ahrar movement in Gaza asked Cairo to stop pursuing the policy of the ousted president Hosni Mubarak.
It warned that the power crisis was heralding big humanitarian problems in Gaza and should be treated as a humanitarian issue away from political bargaining.
The union of health committees in Gaza warned in a press release on Saturday of a health catastrophe in the Strip due to the long hours of power outage.
It said that all health sectors were suffering as a result and pharmacies could not store certain medicines that need certain temperatures.
The union appealed to Egypt and the world community to find an urgent solution to the crisis topped by supplying fuel to Gaza’s electricity station.