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Abbas said to nix alternate power line to Gaza

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has put the kibosh on a plan to build a power line between Israel and Gaza to bolster the Palestinian enclave’s shoddy electricity supply, Channel 10 news reports.

According to the unsourced report, the line, which was approved by Israel, would have been funded by an unnamed businessman and served to bypass Hamas’s control over the Strip’s power grid.

However, Abbas refused to give the go-ahead.

The report does not give a reason for Abbas’s refusal.

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