Gaza’s sole power plant shut down due to lack of fuel

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The sole power plant in the Gaza Strip has been knocked offline due to a lack of fuel, electricity officials said on Saturday. As a result, the power supply in the Palestinian territory will be reduced from the previous 12 hours to four hours. Israel closed its border with Gaza to goods and people early in the week, fearing reprisals after the arrest of a Palestinian militant leader in the West Bank. An electricity company official said the plant’s shutdown was leading to a “catastrophic situation” in Gaza, noting the impoverished territory had already been suffering from insufficient electric…

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