International talks scheduled on electricity crisis in Gaza

An official at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in Cairo has said that talks will be held on ways to resolve the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Qatar claim that a delegation led by the head of the Gaza energy authority, Kanaan Obeid, is scheduled to go to Egypt as part of Egyptian assistance for the people of Gaza.

The Palestinian government in Gaza has warned that fuel supplies for the main power plant are running out. A call for aid has been made to Arab and Muslim countries for urgent intervention and assistance. It is hoped that the talks in Cairo will resolve the crisis.

The people in the Gaza Strip suffer from power cuts for up to 21 hours every day. Fuel supplies from Egypt have been cut off recently, adding to the severity of the crisis.

(www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk /10.02.2012)

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