Gaza power plant winds down


The Gaza Strip’s only power plant is cutting production by half due to Israeli fuel sanctions.

Hamas authorities in Gaza announced Sunday that one of the two turbines at their power plant was being shut down due to lack of fuel.

Israel began trimming fuel imports to Gaza last year after designating the territory, from which there is frequent cross-border rocket fire, an “enemy entity.”

The power plant ordinarily produces around 17 percent of electricity used by Palestinians in Gaza. The rest comes from Israel and Egypt, though Israel may also cut down power supplies as part of its sanctions.



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