Tag Archives: energy

#GazaUnderAttack | Lack of fuel and electricity may cause humanitarian catastrophe at Gaza hospitals

  He noted that four hospitals have been without electricity for four days including Beit Hanoun hospital, Mohammed Al-Dura hospital, Kamal Adwan hospital, and Shifa hospital MEMO | July 25, 2014 A Palestinian Health Ministry official warned that the continued blackouts and acute shortage of fuel in the Gaza Strip are threatening to cause a […]

Continue reading

Israel orders removal of EU-funded solar cells in Al-Khalil

[ PIC 16/03/2013 – 02:09 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) ordered the removal of solar cell panels providing a Palestinian community east of Yatta town in Al-Khalil with electric power. Local sources reported that the occupation civil administration handed on Friday notices to the residents of Umm Al-Kharouba area near Yatta […]

Continue reading

Gaza Energy Authority expects to use 4 generators in January

[ PIC 05/12/2012 – 07:27 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Deputy Chairman of the Gaza Energy Authority, Fathi al-Sheikh Khalil, expects to use 4 generators in January next year, if there is enough fuel. Sheikh Khalil talked about the authority’s plan which enabled the continuation of electricity supply as usual to the people of the […]

Continue reading

Action Alert ▶ Help save solar & wind power in the West Bank Palestine – video

The Only Democracy | March 20, 2012   Israel is threatening to demolish solar and wind power systems in rural communities in the West Bank. These systems are the only source of energy for more than 500 people. Located in area C under full Israeli control, these remote shepherd communities have no other source of […]

Continue reading

Gaza doctors urge Cairo to solve power crisis

[ PIC 26/03/2012 – 10:03 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Dozens of doctors, paramedics, and ambulance drivers working in Gaza hospitals asked Cairo to pump fuel into the Gaza Strip to end its power and fuel crisis that threatens a big humanitarian tragedy. The call was voiced during a sit-in staged at the gate to the […]

Continue reading

#Gaza Energy authority: Fuel shipment enough for one day

[ PIC 25/03/2012 – 10:55 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The energy and natural resources authority in Gaza has said that the fuel shipment delivered by Israel to the Strip would only suffice one day of work for the power station if operated in full capacity. Ahmed Abul Omarin, the director of information at the authority, […]

Continue reading

200 thousand Palestinians demonstrate to protest fuel shortage

[ PIC 23/03/2012 – 09:51 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– More than 200 thousand Palestinians participated in the protests called for by Hamas in the “Friday to light up Gaza and expose the conspiracy”. People demonstrated all over the Gaza Strip to protest the fuel crisis. The protests which started after the Friday prayers were led […]

Continue reading

Gaza inventor defies power outage with home-made electric system

A handicapped man in Gaza has become more mobile thanks to his new wheelchair created by Mahmoud Shaheen. (Al Arabiya)  By Yusuf Sadek  |Arabiya Gaza | March 21, 2012 Power outage is one of the main problems facing residents of Gaza since Israel bombed the power generators that provide the strip with electricity five years […]

Continue reading

Human rights group: The crisis of fuel in Gaza paralyzed civilian life

[ PIC 21/03/2012 – 01:12 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian center for human rights said the crisis of fuel and electricity has paralyzed the daily life in the besieged Gaza Strip and made the lives of citizens much worse than before. “The towns of Gaza have become like ghost towns because of the power […]

Continue reading

Palestinians prepare to lose the solar panels that provide a lifeline

Israel is planning to demolish ‘illegal’ solar panels that are the only source of electricity for Palestinians in West Bank villages Phoebe Greenwood in Tel Aviv| guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 14 March 2012 A Palestinian man looks at a solar panel in the southern West Bank village of Imneizil. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images Two large solar panels […]

Continue reading

Gaza power station shuts down

[ PIC 11/03/2012 – 10:33 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The sole electricity generation station in Gaza came to a halt on Saturday night for the third time in less than a month after it ran out of fuel. The energy and natural resources authority in Gaza announced in a statement that the station used lately […]

Continue reading

Connecting the West Bank to solar energy: A day at the Abu Kbeta family compound

Tomer Weinstein on March 8, 2012  | Mondoweiss (Photo: Tomer Weinstein) It was early morning Wednesday, exactly at 6:54am when I boarded the train from Tel-Aviv to Beit Shemesh. I was on my way to meet Noam, co-founder of Comet-ME (Community Electricity and Technology Middle East), one of only a handful of Israeli NGOs operating […]

Continue reading

Egypt thwarts attempt to smuggle fuel into Gaza Strip

MAAN NEWS AGENCY FEB 28 2012 EL-ARISH (Ma’an) — Egyptian security forces on Tuesday thwarted an attempt to smuggle large quantities of diesel fuel into the Gaza Strip via underground tunnels, Ma’an’s correspondent said. Egyptian military and police forces stopped four trucks containing more than 7,000 liters of diesel fuel bound for the Gaza Strip. […]

Continue reading

Israel set to destroy European-funded solar energy project

MEMO Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:10 Rateb Jabour added that if the demolition threat goes ahead it will return 2,300 Palestinians to a life without a modern power source. The Israeli occupation authorities have issued notices of their intention to demolish a solar energy project which provides the only source of electricity for a number […]

Continue reading

Vindictive closure of renewable energy projects in West Bank

Israel set to demolish EU-funded renewables projects By Arthur Neslen, EurActiv 24.02.12 Six EU-funded wind and solar energy projects which provide electricity for 600 West Bank Palestinians have been put on a ‘demolition list’ by Israel, allegedly in response to an EU heads of mission report which called for laws to prevent the financing of […]

Continue reading