Sources in Israel, Strip confirm scheduled transfer of 450,000 liters of diesel fuel necessary for Gaza power plant.
A shipment of 450,000 liters of gasoline and diesel fuel purchased by the Palestinian Authority will be sent into the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom border crossing on Friday, after Israel agreed to permit the transfer.
Over a year ago, Hamas ceased importing fuel from Israel.
Palestinian sources noted that for the first time the Palestinian Authority would pay for the fuel supply, following a decision made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The fuel infusion would allow the Gaza power plant to operate at full capacity for the first time in over a month.
Nazmi Mhana, director-general of the Palestinian Crossings Authority noted that Israel's Dor Alon will be supplying the diesel fuel.
Mhana stressed that Abbas' decision stemmed from the urgent need
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