Monday, July 26, 2010

Gazans aren't paying their electric bills

Palestine Today reports that a new plan will be put into place to collect overdue electric bills from the tens of thousands of PA employees in Gaza.

The plan, announced today, involves garnishing up to 25% of Gaza employees monthly wages.

As we have mentioned before, Gaza's power plant suffers from a shortage of fuel - but not because of any Israeli policy that limits fuel distribution, but rather because they aren't paying for it.

This new policy will attempt to make a dent in the huge debt that the electric company is under - some 5.2 billion shekels ($1.3 billion.)