Hamas, Egypt spar over Gaza electricity crisis

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March 18, 2012 18:04

Hamas and Egypt traded allegations Sunday over which party was responsible for the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip.

The crisis began a few weeks ago when Egypt cut off fuel supplies for electricity production in the Gaza Strip, shutting down the only power plant and enforcing 18-hour blackouts per day.

The fuel shortage has also resulted in severe shortage of gas for cooking and heating, forcing Palestinians to rely on wood fires as an alternative.

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