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According to the UN, Gaza residents now receive only about four to six hours a day of electricity.
The Energy Authority in Gaza said the expected resumption of the power plant’s operation comes after Egypt facilitated the delivery of new fuel shipments to the Strip on Thursday.
The Israel Electric Company, which typically transfers about 120 megawatts of electricity daily to Gaza, confirmed that it would continue reducing the supply gradually over the next few days.
While the Gaza Strip remains without electricity for over 20 hours a day, the deal will lead to a new facility near the West Bank city of Jenin.
By ADAM RASGON
Gaza's power plant has been off-line for two months due to a payment dispute between the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, and Gaza's Hamas Islamist rulers.
Egypt has offered Hamas help with electricity in exchange for a list of security demands following Israel's announcement that it would withdraw some of the power it provides to the Strip.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Senior IDF official says prediction that Syrian president would fall within 1st year of uprising was "wrong," adding that while Assad may lose control of certain cities, he, his army will remain controlling Damascus.
By YAAKOV KATZ
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh signs three-stage deal with Egypt to end Gaza's energy crisis.
New PM Ganzouri says army to issue decree "within hours"; move could anger civilians already unhappy with his appointment.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrives in Saudi Arabia to sign Gulf states' initiative, has backed out of 3 such deals at last minute.
Army kills 21 al-Qaida members in province whose main city was seized by Islamist terrorists; 9 Yemeni soldiers killed during fighting.
Country's Defense Ministry sends statement detailing that army troops also destroyed weapons and ammunition cache in Zinjibar.
'NY Times': As Saleh's exit looms, Obama administration uses fighter jets and armed drones to keep al-Qaida militants from taking power.
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