Energy-strapped Gaza plant to shut down

June 24, 2014 11:02 PM

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Energy-strapped Gaza plant to shut down

The embattled Gaza Strip's only functioning power plant will go offline indefinitely within the next 24 hours due to a crippling fuel shortage, a Palestinian official said on Tuesday.

"Tuesday is the power plant's last day of operating with the fuel that Qatar paid taxes on," Fathi al-Sheikh Khalil, deputy chairman of Gaza's energy authority, told Anadolu Agency.

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