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Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat

AP  |  Jerusalem 

Prime Minister says has no desire for an altercation with Gaza's Hamas rulers after the Islamic militant group warned of violence if power to the territory is reduced.

Netanyahu said today the electricity supply to is an internal Palestinian issue. He added that "has no interest in escalation."

Gaza's 2 million residents get by with just four hours of electricity daily. In an effort to further pressure his Hamas rivals, Palestinian President says his West will stop paying to provide electricity to

Hamas warned of new violence yesterday if power is cut.

The electricity distribution company says it has not been informed of Israel complying with Abbas' move, but warned of "serious deterioration" if cuts go into effect.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 20:57 IST