TEHRAN (Iran News) – Fuel shortages in the besieged Gaza Strip are forcing the enclave’s only electricity plant to shut down, the Palestinian Power Authority announced.
In a statement on Sunday, the Power Authority said the plant “will completely stop as its fuel is expected to run out”, the Middle East Monitor reported.
It added that the Israeli regime “stopped fuel supplies for the electricity plant entering on Wednesday.”
Palestinians living in Gaza suffer regular blackouts as a result of the fuel shortages with electricity being provided for less than 12 hours a day.
Last year, Qatar started to pay for fuel needed to run the electricity plant but Israel no longer allowed it entry as part of punishing measures being imposed on Gaza, including stopping access to Gaza’s waters and a ban on the entry of several materials including cement.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews