United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Wednesday to reconsider its decision to declare the Gaza Strip an enemy entity, warning that any cutoff of vital services would violate international law and punish the already suffering civilian population. ,br>
IDF formulates plan to limit services to civilians in Gaza (By Barak Ravid in Haaretz)
Israel to reduce power and fuel supplies to Gaza:
Hamas described the move, "They aim to starve our people and force them to bow and accept humiliating formulas that could emerge from the so-called November peace conference," a Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, said.
Rice backs Israel decision on Gaza :
The US has mirrored the decision of Israel and declared the Gaza Strip to be a "hostile entity".
Gaza sanctions ‘declaration of war’ says Hamas :
‘It is a declaration of war and continues the criminal, terrorist Zionist actions against our people,’ said Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas in the coastal enclave.