RAMALLAH, August 7 (JMCC) - Gaza's sole power plant is shutting down during a period of unseasonably hot weather for lack of fuel, officials report.
The plant, which provides 20 per cent of Gaza's power, has ongoing problems getting enough fuel due to disagreements with the rival Palestinian government in the West Bank.Read
The plant provides Gaza City and its surroundings with six to 10 hours of electricity a day. The rest of the densely-populated territory receives its electricity from Egypt and Israel.
Gaza's Hamas rulers are meant to collect the utility bills and the rival Western-backed Palestinian Authority is supposed to buy the fuel.
Palestinian Authority spokesman Ghassan Khatib says Hamas isn't sending enough money. The militant group denies the charge.
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