A top commander in the Israeli army has written to the United Nations to warn that the Gaza Strip is on the brink of a water and electricity crisis.

Major General Yoav Mordechai, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) coordinator of government activities in the Palestinian Territories, sent letters to several international bodies including the UN’s special envoy for the Middle East peace process, to say that urgent action is needed to prevent the situation for civilians from deteriorating (LINK).