Hamas requests support of Turkey to solve the electricity crisis in Gaza

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 14 January, 2017

Eldorar Alshamia:

Ismail Haniya, deputy head of the political bureau of Hamas, demanded on Friday Turkey's support to resolve the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip.

A source in the Hamas movement's said "Al-Jazeera Mubasher" : Ismail Haniya contacted the Turkish president to provide 10 thousand tons of diesel to run the power station in addition to providing emergency financial assistance and speed up efforts to resolve the crisis according to the agreement with the Israeli side.

In the same context a close source to the movement revealed on Friday the efforts exerted by both Turkey and Qatar, to resolve the worsening electricity crisis in Gaza Strip.

The source said, in a statement to Anadolu Agency preferring anonymity : there are what he described as "real and serious efforts" exerted by the Turkish and Qatari governments to alleviate the suffering of the people of Gaza, and to find urgent and immediate solutions to the problem of electricity.

The source expected in early next week, a breakthrough in the crisis due to the efforts of the two countries, without further details.

Protests renewed on Friday in the Gaza Strip against the worsening electricity crisis, while Hamas considered that the responsibility for the crisis lies on President Mahmoud Abbas and the government of national consensus.

Since about a month, the electricity crisis worsened in the besieged Gaza Strip and arrived hours cut power hours reached more than 12 hours a day.