PA-Hamas Dispute Leads to Electricity Shortage in Gaza

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff - A long dispute between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority over who pays for the diesel fuel that powers Gaza's power plant has severely curtailed electricity production, leaving Palestinians to deal with the winter cold with just three hours of electricity a day. The Palestinian Authority purchases the fuel from Israel before it is transferred to Gaza. However, the PA announced in 2015 that it is no longer prepared to pay the full cost of buying fuel for the Gaza power station and told Hamas it needs to pay its share.

2017-01-09 00:00:00

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