Israel announced on Wednesday at the Brussels conference of donor countries to the PA Arabs that it will allow the entry of generators into the Gaza Strip in order to alleviate the humanitarian crisis there, Reshet Bet reported. The proposal presented by Israel at the conference includes additional projects, subject to compliance with security conditions Israel imposes.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai.
Mordechai clarified that the introduction of the generators requires special coordination and approval by Israel, as well as compliance with the conditions to be determined by security officials.
Israel has already submitted a list of long-term initiatives to aid the suffering Gaza population, which require international funding, including adding power lines, connection to natural gas, and construction of solar farms. But while those projects are on the way, something must be done immediately to boost the Strip’s electricity supply.
In recent years, Israel set severe limits on importing generators to the Gaza Strip. In 2017 only nine generators were allowed in.
The next conference of donor nations will take place in Brussels on March 20.