Gaza’s sole power plant shuts over Palestinian tax dispute

The Gaza Strip’s sole power plant has halted production, the Hamas-run energy authority said Tuesday, in the latest dispute with the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority over fuel tax.

“The levying of fuel taxes by the finance ministry in Ramallah is preventing the (Hamas) energy authority from running the power station,” a statement from the authority said.

The PA must “lift all taxes on fuel” to get the plant up and running, it said.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4682514,00.html

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