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Qatar to buy fuel for Gaza's only power plant: UN official

Business | 2018-10-09 10:00:00
Qatar to buy fuel for Gaza's only power plant: UN official
A top United Nations official said Tuesday that Qatar is buying fuel to restart the only power plant in the beleaguered Gaza Strip.

Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.'s resident humanitarian coordinator, said this will add a few more hours of electricity for Gaza's 2 million residents, who experience daily blackouts of up to 16 hours.

He said discussions were under way to find the "most optimal way" to deliver the fuel through Israel.

The territory's Hamas Movement rulers have accused the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority of hindering the Qatari efforts.

Hamas wrested control of Gaza and ousted the PA in 2007, drawing an Israeli-Egyptian blockade that makes it difficult for the group to govern.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stepped up pressure to squeeze Hamas by cutting salaries of former PA employees.
AP
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