‘Resuming the operations of Gaza power plant (GPP) is contingent on securing the necessary fuel,’ the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced Monday, in its weekly ‘Protection of Civilians’ report.The report explains, according to Al Ray, that the GPP shut down on July 29th, after being hit several times by Israeli attacks, subsequently rendering the Gaza Strip to be exclusively dependent on electricity purchased from Egypt and Israel.

Also noted was the fact that, even if fuel is secured, it will be difficult to provide service to the areas most affected from the last Israeli aggression on the region, such as Beit Hanoun, Al-Shuja’eyyah, Khuza’a and eastern Rafah.

The facility is Gaza’s only power plant and electricity outages now exceed 18 hours per-day, severely disrupting the provision of basic services including health and water throughout the region.

Prior to the assault, residents in the Gaza Strip were surviving on some 8 hours of electricity per day.