Electricity Lines in Gaza Back in Operation

The Gaza power plant. (Photo: via Worldbulletin.net)

Egyptian power-lines feeding the southern Gaza Strip began operating normally on Wednesday after three days of power being disconnected due to damage.

An official at Gaza’s electricity company told Ma’an that the Egyptian power-lines feeding Rafah and parts of Khan Yunis were working again, adding that the lines feed the southern Gaza Strip with 20 megawatts of power.

Even at full capacity, Egyptian and Israeli electricity grids, together with Gaza’s sole power plant, fail to cover the Gaza Strip’s energy needs.

The power plant has not run at full capacity in years, owing to Israel’s crippling blockade which severely limits fuel imports into the region.

Gaza’s usual electricity schedule alternates eight hours of power followed by eight hours without.

(MA’AN, PC)

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