PLF Pakistan

 
 
 
 
 
 
You are here: Gaza Qatar to support fuel supplies for Gaza’s power plant
 
 

Qatar to support fuel supplies for Gaza’s power plant

E-mail Print PDF

Eng313NAZARTH (PNIC):-Under an agreement drawn up in recent weeks, Qatar will finance the purchase of fuel for Gaza’s power plant.

According to Haaretz newspaper, the arrangement, which is supposed to go into effect in the coming days, will allow a significant increase in the supply of electricity to Gaza homes.

“Israel hopes that this development, which should provide an immediate improvement to residents’ daily lives, will reduce the risk of a military confrontation with Hamas,” the newspaper said.

Gaza now gets around four hours of electricity a day. The Qatari aid, estimated to be tens of millions of dollars, aims to raise the average of power supply to eight hours a day.

Haaretz reported last week that talks on this issue had been taking place over the past few months under the auspices of the UN envoy to the region, Nickolay Mladenov.

Later, a breakthrough was reached at the conference of countries that donate to the Palestinians, which took place last week in New York alongside the UN General Assembly sessions.

Previous talks had raised the possibility of increasing the electricity supply from Israel by upgrading the power line from Israel to Gaza, but this proposal met with obstacles because the Palestinian Authority objected.

PA president Mahmoud Abbas refuses moves to improve the electricity supply in Gaza unless Hamas responds to the conditions he set for the national reconciliation.

 
 
 
 
left direction
right direction
Israeli army arrests two Gazans trying to cross border fence
Israeli forces detain 26 Palestinians, including minors
Israeli MK storms, performs prayers at Al-Aqsa
Israel military to demolish anti-occupation shooter’s family home
Khan al-Ahmar flooded with wastewater for 2nd time
Israeli settlement plans 'declaration of new war against Palestinians'
Netanyahu, Lieberman threaten Hamas with 'very powerful blows'
Israeli soldiers, settlers uproot trees in East Jerusalem neighborhood
Israeli settlers chop down 100 olive trees near Ramallah
Palestinian injured in Israeli airstrike over Gaza
Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian over alleged stabbing attempt
Israeli settler runs over, injures two Palestinian workers in occupied West Bank