Ma'an: Without fuel deal, Gaza shuts sole power plant

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
March 25, 2012 18:35




After finishing the last of an emergency fuel injection from Israel, Gaza's sole power plant shut down on Sunday morning, the Palestinian Ma'an News agency reported.

Awaiting the completion of a fuel deal between the Hamas and Egypt, the Gazan fuel plant has been been working intermittently. Sunday's closure was the fourth since mid-February, according to Ma'an.

Israel allowed nine fuel tankers to cross into the Gaza Strip on Friday to ease a severe power shortage triggered by the Egypt-Hamas dispute over supplies.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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