Jan. 29, 2018
Israel to Supply Electricity for Gaza Sewage Treatment, Water Desalination – Matan Tzuri (Ynet News)
Israel’s Water Authority signed an agreement with the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company last week to supply electricity to operate a sewage treatment facility in northern Gaza.
The $75 million project was funded by the World Bank and several donor countries. The facility is to become fully operational within two months and will serve 300,000 Gazans.
Israel will also supply power to the $40 million EU-funded Khan Yunis desalination plant.
Preventing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza “is a clear Israeli interest on the security, diplomatic and moral levels,” said Alon Shoster, head of Israel’s neighboring Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council.