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Egyptian power line back to serving Gaza

April 5, 2017 at 8:24 pm

An Egyptian electricity line is expected to resume supplying power to the southern Gaza Strip after being inoperable for some two years, Gaza’s electricity company revealed in a statement today.

The company said that crews were preparing the power line to supply electricity to the Khan Yunis and Rafah governorates in southern Gaza.

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, as the usual electricity schedule alternates eight hours of power followed by eight hours without.

The power plant has not run at full capacity in years, with Israel’s crippling blockade severely limiting fuel imports into the coastal enclave.