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Gaza’s sole power plant restarts after fuel enters Strip in wake of ceasefire

A picture shows a power generating facility in the middle of the Gaza Strip on August 17, 2020. (Mohammed ABED / AFP)
A picture shows a power generating facility in the middle of the Gaza Strip on August 17, 2020. (Mohammed ABED / AFP)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s sole power plant restarted today after fuel trucks crossed from Israel into the Hamas-run enclave following the start of a truce ending three days of deadly conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the electricity company says.

“The plant has started working to generate electricity,” Mohammed Thabet, spokesman for the company, tells AFP. The plant had shut on Saturday after running out of fuel following Israel’s closure of the goods crossing.

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