Monday, February 9, 2009

Gaza Power Authority Warns: Sole Plant to Shut Down on Sunday

Palestinian Information Center, February 8, 2009 - The Gaza power authority has warned that the sole Gaza Strip power plant would come to a complete stop on Sunday after it ran out of fuel.

Kenan Obeid, the deputy chairman of the authority, said in a statement on Saturday that the plant was forced to close down one of the main generators due to the lack of fuel.

He added that the Israeli tight siege was the main cause of the crisis as it only allowed trickles of fuel into the beleaguered Strip.

Egyptian power lines supply the southern district of Rafah with electricity while Israeli power lines supply the northern areas of the Strip and the Gaza plant provides the rest.

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