PA asks Israel to restore 50 megawatts of electricity to Gaza

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January 3, 2018 15:08
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The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday requested that Israel restore 50 megawatts of electricity to the Gaza Strip that it pays for on a monthly basis, PA Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh said.

In April, the PA decided to stop paying for approximately 50 megawatts of electricity that Israel typically transfers into Gaza as a part of an effort to pressure Hamas to give up control of the Strip.

“On the basis of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s instructions, the [Civil Affairs] Ministry asked Israeli authorities to restore 50 megawatts” of power to Gaza, Sheikh said in a statement published on the official PA news site Wafa.

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