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Gaza’s Lone Power Plant Shuts Down due to Fuel Shortage

Gaza’s Lone Power Plant Shuts Down due to Fuel Shortage
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By Staff, Agencies

Gaza's lone power plant shut down Tuesday, less than a week after the Zionist occupation regime suspended fuel shipments to the Palestinian enclave.

Gaza’s population of two million currently receives around six hours of electricity followed by a 10-hour power cut.

"The power feed may now decline to only four hours [per day]," said Mohammad Thabet, an official at Gaza's main power distribution company, after fuel ran out at the plant.

Gaza homes and businesses rely on generators to make up for the lengthy power cuts, increasing the financial pressure on its largely impoverished people.

Officials in Gaza said the power plant's closure would cause disruptions at vital facilities such as hospitals, which are also equipped with generators.

With tensions high, ‘Israel’ has closed its lone commercial crossing with Gaza and banned sea access, effectively shutting down commercial fishing.