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Egypt to increase electricity supply to Gaza

Aug. 3, 2014 9:51 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 4, 2014 11:30 A.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Egypt will increase the amount of electricity it is sending to Gaza from 27 megawatts to 32 megawatts beginning in August, the Palestinian ambassador to Egypt said.

Jamal al-Shawbaki said that Egypt informed the embassy that it will also supply 15 extra megawatts to Gaza Strip and will continue to allow medical and humanitarian supplies into the Strip.

The announcement comes after Israel bombed Gaza's sole power plant earlier in the week, bringing daily electricity availability down from around eight hours a day to two, and even none in some areas.

Although Gaza authorities can afford to buy electricity, Israel limits their ability to actually do so.

Egypt has helped Israel maintain a severe blockade of the Gaza Strip for the last eight years that has crippled the coastal enclave's economy by limited imports, exports, and movement of people.

Despite a brief reprieve under the government of democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi in 2012-13, after he was ousted by the military last summer the siege was redoubled from the Egyptian side.
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