Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he is shocked by conditions in the Gaza Strip after months of Israeli sanctions. The Nobel peace laureate says the coastal strip has become "desolate and scary" as a result of shortages of fuel and other basic goods. He says Israel should ease the blockade. Israel imposed the sanctions last year after Hamas seized control of Gaza. It has tightened the blockade in recent months in response to repeated rocket attacks by Palestinian gunmen. At a news conference Thursday, Tutu said he had appealed to Hamas leaders to bring an end to the rocket fire.