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"Sari Bashi, of the human rights group Gisha, said the current lack of electricity had limited the access to potable water to more than 500,000 people; she said that there was sewage in the streets and that hospitals were running on generators missing spare parts. Ms. Montell of B’Tselem said that even though Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005, “there is no legal vacuum” and it retains responsibility for basic needs and trade. ‘The argument that it’s collective punishment of civilians I find very compelling,’ she said."