Days of Palestine

Thursday, February 2

Gaza electricity crisis deteriorates dramatically

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Days of Palestine, Gaza Strip –Gaza Electricity Distribution Company (GEDCO) announced on Sunday extra four-hour electricity blackout in all cities of the Gaza Strip.

Electricity in Gaza has been only eight hours a day since around ten years, when the Israeli occupation imposed a strict siege on the coastal enclave.

Sometimes, the Gaza residents had no electricity all day and sometimes for a couple of days. Two times, they had no electricity for about two months.

During cold waves, the Israeli occupation and Egyptian authorities cut the electricity supplies to let the Gazans have only one or two hours a day. They claim that the supplies are cut due to technical problems.

Currently, the GEDCO distributed the electricity schedule, stating that the longest time each household will have electricity is four hours each day.