Israel Turns The Power Back On To Gaza, Reducing Cuts To Around 18 Hours A Day

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There was some small respite for residents of the Gaza Strip on Sunday as Israel restored the electricity it supplies to the Palestinian enclave after a nine-month-long hiatus.

However, even with the boost, homes will only receive around six hours of power a day.

The residents of Gaza have been caught in the middle of a political rift between Fatah, which controls the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and the rival Hamas leadership in Gaza.

Israel cut off 50 megawatts of electricity to Gaza last year after the Palestinian Authority said it would no longer pick up the bill for power supplied to Hamas territory while the group was running its own shadow government in the strip.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Hazem Balousha 

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