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PA tells Israel it will no longer pay for Gaza’s electricity, by Dov Lieber (TOI via Israpundit)

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Apr. 27, 2017

Hamas spokesperson calls move ‘a dangerous escalation, and a fit of insanity’ as enclave’s energy crisis spirals

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday informed Israel it would no longer pay for electricity that the Jewish state supplies to the Gaza Strip, as a power crisis in the Hamas-run enclave deepened.

The announcement of the PA refusal to sponsor electricity came in a statement by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT)…

…Israel has been providing Gaza energy through 10 power lines, supplying 125 megawatts, which is 30 percent of the amount needed to power Gaza 24 hours a day.

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