Complete power outage imminent in Gaza


Date Published: February 6, 2010

Source: The Palestine Telegraph

 The Energy and Natural Resources Authority in Gaza warned that a severe shortage of fuel will force it to shut down electricity by Sunday.

Kanan Abaid, head of the authority, said on Saturday that only enough fuel is available for one more day, warning of a crisis if the station stopped working.

He pointed out that the decline in station production is a result of Israeli restrictions on fuel import, constituting a collective punishment of all Gaza Strip residents.

If Israel does not resume supplying the besieged Gaza Strip with fuel, the company will not be able to provide electricity on Sunday morning, which means that Gaza will descend into darkness.

The company has already been forced to cut off electricity for eight hours per day in different areas of the Gaza Strip.

Photo: Eman Jomaa

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