Tagged: Electricity

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Strain Power Supplies in Gaza News Roundup
Associated Press

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Strain Power Supplies in Gaza

Heavy rains caused widespread flooding in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, placing further strain on run-down infrastructure and power supplies in the blockaded Palestinian territory. Rescue services used paddle boards to evacuate residents from a dozen flooded homes. Pools formed on main roads due to the poor drainage network.

on January 26, 2016
Gaza’s Sole Power Plant to Shut Down in Ongoing Energy Crisis News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Gaza’s Sole Power Plant to Shut Down in Ongoing Energy Crisis

Gaza's sole power plant will stop running Monday evening as it is unable to cover taxes imposed by the national unity government, Gaza's energy authority said. The unity government waved the tax in a show of good will in the four months to the end of Ramadan, but the Gazan energy authority said in a statement Monday that since the tax has been reinstated it can no longer afford to keep the plant running.

on July 20, 2015
The Hospital Lights Won’t Stay On In Gaza, So Doctors Look To Solar Roofs News Roundup
Fast Company

The Hospital Lights Won’t Stay On In Gaza, So Doctors Look To Solar Roofs

A group of Canadian doctors hope to make blackouts a thing of the past for Gaza's hospitals by installing solar panels to provide energy 24/7 for emergency rooms and operating theatres. The "EmpowerGAZA" project has launched a fundraising drive on Indiegogo to secure the $200,000 required to fund the first hospital, with the ultimate goal being to supply a further three hospitals with the life-saving solar panels.

on June 15, 2015
How Solar Panels Could Save Lives in War-Torn Gaza News Roundup
Tim McDonnell, Mother Jones

How Solar Panels Could Save Lives in War-Torn Gaza

It was dark in Gaza City when the teenage boy came home from work, in February 2013. His squat apartment building was missing a wall, destroyed some time before in the war between Israel and the Palestinians. But where else could he go? In the dark, he tripped on rubble and fell out of the building, three stories down...

on June 2, 2015
Israel ‘Refusing’ to Repair Disconnected Gaza Electricity Grid News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel ‘Refusing’ to Repair Disconnected Gaza Electricity Grid

Gaza's electricity distributor has accused Israel of refusing to repair a 12 megawatt grid supplying power to Gaza City that became disconnected in Israeli-controlled territory on Thursday. The Gaza Electricity Distribution Corporation said in a statement on Tuesday that the loss of the al-Qubba electricity grid was having a serious effect on the power supply to Gaza City, which has suffered an insufficient supply for years.

on May 26, 2015
Israel to Demolish Electricity Grid, Water Well in Hebron Village News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel to Demolish Electricity Grid, Water Well in Hebron Village

The Israeli authorities delivered a demolition order to an electricity grid and water well in the western Hebron village of al-Kum on Monday. Local Ismail al-Rujoub said that Israeli forces stormed the village and delivered the orders for an electricity grid of 800 meters owned by the al-Yassiriya municipality that currently provides power to a village neighborhood of 10 houses.

on May 25, 2015
Israel To Demolish Electricity Grid in Nablus-Area Village News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel To Demolish Electricity Grid in Nablus-Area Village

The Israeli civil administration issued an order Wednesday to completely demolish an electricity grid near the Qasra village in southern Nablus, 48 hours after the village council was delivered demolition orders. In addition to the ordered demolition of the electricity grid, the demolition notices were given for a home and water well in the village belonging to Said Mimr Said and Abd al-Hamid Youssef Khrewish.

on May 13, 2015
Palestinian finances suffer as Israel withholds transfers News Roundup
The Wall Street Journal

Palestinian finances suffer as Israel withholds transfers

A standoff over Israel’s withholding of tax payments to the Palestinian Authority has drawn mounting complaints of hardship in the West Bank, where civil servants have seen their salaries slashed and some teachers don’t have enough cash to commute to work, according to officials. Abdel Rahman Bayatneh, spokesman for Palestinian Authority’s Finance Ministry, said some hospitals in the West Bank are running short of medicine.

on March 10, 2015
Israel cuts power to Nablus, Jenin for 2nd time this week News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel cuts power to Nablus, Jenin for 2nd time this week

The Israel Electric Corporation notified the Palestinian Northern West Bank electricity company that it would briefly disconnect the grids which supply the cities of Nablus and Jenin for an hour on Wednesday. Head of NEDCO, Youssef al-Qaram, said that the company had no outstanding debts and was unsure why Israeli authorities took the decision to cut power to two major Palestinian cities from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

on February 25, 2015
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