EU Announces Solar Field In Gaza To Power Desal, But Israel Blockade Includes Building Materials For Infrastructure

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BRUSSELS, Belgium

The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU investment will enable the desal plant to expand its ability to provide drinking water from 75,000 inhabitants to 250,000 people in Southern Gaza by 2020.