Lack of fuel grounds Gaza`s sole power plant

Lack of fuel from Israel brought Gaza`s lone power plant to a halt on Friday, just 12 days after it was fired back to life following a seven-week shutdown, the Palestinian territory`s electricity firm said.

AFP| Last Updated: Dec 27, 2013, 14:22 PM IST

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories): Lack of fuel from Israel brought Gaza`s lone power plant to a halt on Friday, just 12 days after it was fired back to life following a seven-week shutdown, the Palestinian territory`s electricity firm said.
"The plant stopped working on Friday morning due to a lack of fuel caused by Israel`s closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing," an electricity company official said.
Israel closed the crossing to the besieged Palestinian territory on Tuesday following a series of violent incidents on the border with the Jewish state.