Israel intensifies cutback of electricity feed to blockaded Gaza

More reduced electricity

The Israeli occupation authorities reduced on Thursday their electricity feed to the blockaded Gaza Strip, a few days after it had opted for a similar measure.

Power supplies from Beit Lahiya and Jabalia lines, along with supplies from line 7 and line 9 have been reduced.

As a result Gaza receives no more than eight megawatts from every line, down from 12 megawatts.

In total, the cutback is estimated at 48 megawatts, out of 120 megawatts provided by the ten Israeli power lines to Gaza.

The cutback is expected to shorten the daily power supplies that Gaza’s two million residents receive from an electricity grid dependent on Israeli supplies.

The Palestinian Energy Authority warned of the tragic fallouts of the measure and held the Israeli occupation authorities and the other concerned parties accountable for the repercussions of the cutback.

Over recent days, an Israeli cutback has begun in line with the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority’s government decision to reduce its contribution to the monthly cost of Israeli electricity supplies to the coastal enclave.

(Source / 22.06.2017)

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