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UN official: Qatar to buy fuel for Gaza's only power plant

AP  |  Gaza City 

A top says is buying fuel to restart the only power plant in the beleaguered Strip.

Jamie McGoldrick, the UN's Resident Humanitarian Coordinator, says Tuesday this will add a few more hours of to Gaza's 2 million residents who experience daily blackouts of up to 16 hours.

He said discussions were underway to find the "most optimal way" to deliver the fuel through

The territory's militant rulers have accused the West Bank-based of hindering the Qatari efforts.

wrested control of and ousted the PA in 2007, drawing an Israeli-Egyptian blockade that makes it difficult for the Islamic group to govern.

Palestinian has stepped up pressure to squeeze by cutting salaries of former PA employees.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 15:15 IST