Israel blocks fuel supplies to Gaza’s sole power plant

Government Policy

The Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday morning announced the decision to stop transfers of fuel to the Gaza Strip’s only power station.

In the wake of the uptick of incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israel and arsons in the Gaza border area, it has been decided to stop transfers of fuel to the Gaza power station via the Kerem Shalom crossing beginning this morning, the Coordination Unit of Israel’s Government Activities in the Palestinian Territories (COGAT) said in a statement carried by Israeli media.

The Gaza Power Plant is one of the main sources of energy for more than 2 million Palestinians living in the besieged enclave, in addition to the electricity lines feeding the southern Gaza Strip from Egypt.

It is noteworthy that Gaza residents have been receiving just six to eight hours of electricity a day for years. The power outages are expected to increase following this decision.

Source: International Islamic News Agency