Gaza officials: Power plant shut down due to fuel shortage

Officials in Gaza said Saturday they switched off all three turbines that had been generating electricity for hundreds of thousands of Gazans. Energy official Kaanan Obeid said Israel - the sole supplier of Gaza's fuel - hadn't provided enough diesel fuel to run the power plant. An IDF spokesman said Israel didn't deliver as much fuel as planned to Gaza this week because Palestinian gunmen attacked the crossing Israel uses to deliver the diesel. He did not know when diesel fuel supplies would resume. It was not immediately clear if the privately owned power station had actually run out of fuel or whether the plant was shut down to pressure Israel to ease its fuel restrictions.