The Israeli authorities began this morning shipping large quantities of industrial gasoline to the Gaza Strip’s power plant, after reports said the plant would be shut down by Wednesday due to lack of fuel.

Deputy-director of Palestinian Energy Authority in Gaza, Kan’an Obaid, told media outlets today that the shipments of fuel are estimated at 800,000 to 1,000,000 liters of gasoline, which would mean a partial operation of the plant for the next three days.

Trucks, loaded with gasoline, began shipping fuel and are expected to complete unloading by Wednesday afternoon, Obaid made clear.

The Palestinian official confirmed no further promises from the Israeli side were made with respect to providing the plant with more quantities of fuel for the next couple of days.

Yesterday, operations director of the Gaza power plant, Dr. Derrar Abu Sisi, told IMEMC that the plant would be forced to shut down by Wednesday evening, if the fuel, needed to generate electricity, was not made available.