Sami al-Abadlah, an operations manager at the power plant, estimated that it would take $11 million and four to five months to replace the six transformers. The transformers were still spewing smoke Thursday as the oil inside them burned off.

Health fears mount in Gaza

Power shortage may lead to crisis

By Anne Barnard
Globe Staff / July 2, 2006

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

NUSSEIRAT, Gaza Strip -- When Israeli jets fired missiles at Gaza's only power plant Wednesday morning, the airstrikes didn't just knock out nearly half the electricity supply for 1.3 million Palestinians. They also triggered a domino effect that will lead to water shortages and sewage flooding within days if Israelis don't allow in more fuel to power emergency generators, UN ... (Full article: 1375 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?


Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass top stories on Twitter

    waiting for twitterWaiting for Twitter to feed in the latest...