Monday, August 20, 2007
"GAZA, (PIC)-- The parliamentary Hamas affiliated "Change and Reform" Bloc accused Salaam Fayyad's unconstitutional government of instigating the EU not to provide the necessary fuel for the operation of Gaza electricity company.
"The scenario was prepared in Ramallah where Ryadh al-Maliki and Sadi al-Karnaz, the ministers of Fayyad's government, collaborated in the fabrication of charges and preparation for such incitement," MP Yahya Moussa said during a press conference held on Sunday.
Yahya Moussa added: "They accused the executive force of collecting funds in its favor and of using these funds to finance the Palestinian resistance so as to instigate the Europeans and make them refrain from supplying the power plant with fuel,"
He confirmed that the electricity company is a private company and its funds are deposited in its own bank accounts.
The Gaza power company had announced a work stoppage at the plant at 11 am on Sunday due to lack of fuel supply to operate the generators despite the approval of the IOA to transfer the necessary fuel.
The company explained that upon asking the European side, it was informed that the EU would stop providing fuel for the power plant for unknown reasons, which may cause a human catastrophe in the event of failure to operate hospitals, wastewater treatment plants and water wells; besides, long term stoppage could be damaging to turbines."