Two million Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave of Gaza are left with only two hours of electricity a day after Israel and Egypt trimmed down their power supplies to the enclave.
Gaza’s Power Distribution Company said that deficit rate has gone up to 85% and that 70 megawatts only are available, out of 600 megawatts needed by the enclave.
The company added that an emergency distribution program has been opted for to monitor power consumption in Gaza which has been reduced to as little as two hours a day.
The company raised concerns of rising tensions and a collapse of vital services in an impoverished and overcrowded territory that has been devastated by three Israeli offensives since 2008. It further warned of the ecological and humanitarian upshots of the crisis.
The company urged the international communities and the UN bodies, among all other concerned institutions, to take urgent action regarding the crisis and to immediately work on providing the enclave with the energy supplies necessary for the survival of two million residents.
(Source / 14.07.2017)