Gaza, 19 Shawwal 1436/5 August 2015 (MINA) – Vice president of the Energy Authority, Fathi Sheikh Khalil, confirmed the entry of the first truckloads of Qatari funded fuel into the blockaded Gaza Strip via Karem Abu Salem crossing for the sole power station in the Strip.
Khalil pointed out, in a statement to al-Rai agency, that technical crews of the power station are verifying the entered quantities of Qatari fuel, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
For his part, the director general of the general administration of border crossings of the Palestinian Authority, Nathmi Muhanna, said four trucks of 190,000 liters reached the power station in Gaza.
He pointed out that pumping other quantities of Qatari fuel into Gaza will be resumed on Wednesday in coordination with the Israeli side.
In the same context, electricity service returned back to Rafah city partially after repairing one of the Egyptian electricity lines which was cut off suddenly on Monday. An official in the generation company affirmed that work is going on in repairing the other remaining lines.
Electricity lines which feed Rafah city from Egypt suddenly stopped with unreleased reasons on Monday.(T/P008/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)