Most of Gaza’s electricity is largely dependent on gasoline to power its generators.
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The Israeli war cabinet authorized, on Friday, November 17, the daily entry of two fuel tankers into Gaza, before the Authority in charge of the Palestinian Rafah crossing confirmed the delivery of 17,000 liters to power the generators. the telecommunications company.
Most of the territory’s electricity was, even before the start of the war on October 7, very largely dependent on gasoline to power its generators. The shortage has reached a dramatic level in recent days.
“Suspension of telecommunications services”
“The war cabinet unanimously approved a joint recommendation from the army and the Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security service) to comply with the US request and allow the entry of two trucks -fuel tanks per day for the needs of the UN”, Israeli officials said Friday.
“This action allows Israel to continue to have the international room for maneuver necessary to eliminate Hamas”, they added. In the evening, the Authority in charge of the Palestinian Rafah crossing, which connects Egypt to Gaza, announced that 17,000 liters of fuel had been delivered to the small territory to power the generators of the telecommunications company Paltel. The day before, it had announced a “suspension of all telecommunications services” lack of fuel. The UN and NGOs keep repeating that they have lost all contact with their teams in Gaza.
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) warned on Wednesday against a “collapse” humanitarian operations in Gaza. According to her, fuel shortages have shut down a desalination plant, 60 wells and the two main wastewater treatment plants, increasing the risk of epidemics among the 2.4 million inhabitants, half of whom are children, two thirds of which are now displaced.
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