Electricity crisis continues in Gaza
Electricity crisis continues for almost a week in the Gaza Strip after the main power plant was shut down due to the shortage of industrial diesel fuel, Press TV reported.
People have been using generators at homes or businesses but there is not enough fuel, an official of the Palestinian Energy Authority in Gaza said on Friday.
Chairman of the Hamas energy authority Kan'an Obied said that the amount of industrial diesel that Israeli authorities have allowed into the Strip was not enough and would run out by Sunday.
The power company has been forced to cut electricity for eight to 10 hours per day, he added.
The sole power station in Gaza was shut down totally last Saturday due to a shortage of fuel.
On Sunday, Gaza's hospitals announced a state of emergency. The plant's closure, happening for the third time this year, has caused a state of total chaos as hospitals are using generators to maintain life-saving equipment.
The Gaza Power Authority blamed the Ramallah government for the shutdown, saying it failed to make fuel payments to Israel.
In turn, Ramallah officials said the power authority had neglected to transfer cash to the PA to pay for the fuel.