Turkey to Operate Gaza’s Power Plant for Testing Purposes

Gaza's power plant was bombed by Israel in 2014. (Photo: via Al-Jazeera)

Media sources said the Turkish delegation in Gaza in charge of solving the area’s electricity crisis is planning to operate its only power plant entirely for three days, for testing purposes.

The power plant will operate its four generators and be able to produce 100 MW, which will largely be able to solve the ongoing electricity crisis.

The sources added that operation of the plant would be supervised by the Turkish delegation, most likely on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, after which it will send its final recommendations based on its observations, to the Turkish government.

Gaza has been suffering from continuing electricity outages since 2006 after Israel bombed the only power plant in the coastal enclave.

The crisis deepened following the exchange of accusations between Fatah and Hamas, with each party accusing the other of being responsible for the crisis.

(PC, Palestine Now)

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