A money dispute between the rival
Palestinian governments is threatening to shut down 's only power plant.
The dispute pits the
internationally backed government of the West Bank against 's Hamas rulers.
The plant provides power to much
of northern .
The European Union used to pay
for the plant's fuel as part of an aid package to the Palestinian Authority in
However, the EU decided to start
scaling back and said it wants the Palestinian Authority to find other ways to
pay for the fuel. The Palestinian Authority demands that Hamas pay its share.
Hamas insists that the EU resume
An engineer says the plant could
run out of fuel as early as Thursday.
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