Israel is now worried not just about rockets coming from Gaza but also rivers of sewage. A major electricity crisis has hit the strip, leaving waste treatment plants shutdown, hospital generators on the verge of collapse, and water unable to be pumped to many homes. The UN says the humanitarian situation for Gaza’s two million residents could become ‘catastrophic’, with power levels tipped to drop to as low as just two hours a day. The feuding Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, as well as Israel, have all been accused of being responsible for creating the crisis.

Listen to the report by Sophie McNeill on the ABC AM program.

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