Gazans reel amid heat and power cuts

STORY: "The fan is broken... the batteries are not working and we are fanning ourselves with trays," said Alaa Zidan who lives in the southern zone of Khan Younis.

Soaring energy prices and increased demand due to high temperatures have put a strain on the area’s power supplies.

For those unable to afford generators, the only escape from the heat is at sitting on the beach or using buckets of water.

"It's the only place where we can breathe," said resident Zaki Abu Mansour.

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