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Gaza's lone power plant shuts down amid tension with Israel

Palestinians, illuminated by a flashlight, rest outside their homes on a hot day during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23, 2020.  Gaza's lone power plant shut down less than a week after Israel suspended fuel shipments to the Palestinian enclave over the launching of incendiary balloons that have caused brush fires in southern Israel. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians, illuminated by a flashlight, rest outside their homes on a hot day during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23, 2020. Gaza's lone...more

Palestinians, illuminated by a flashlight, rest outside their homes on a hot day during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23, 2020. Gaza's lone power plant shut down less than a week after Israel suspended fuel shipments to the Palestinian enclave over the launching of incendiary balloons that have caused brush fires in southern Israel. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian woman uses a plastic tray to cool herself down on a hot day during a power cut as a boy sleeps inside their house, illuminated by battery-powered lights, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23. Gaza, run by Hamas Islamists, relies on Israel for most of its energy needs. Its population of two million currently receives around six hours of electricity followed by a 10-hour power cut. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman uses a plastic tray to cool herself down on a hot day during a power cut as a boy sleeps inside their house, illuminated by battery-powered lights, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23. Gaza, run by Hamas...more

A Palestinian woman uses a plastic tray to cool herself down on a hot day during a power cut as a boy sleeps inside their house, illuminated by battery-powered lights, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23. Gaza, run by Hamas Islamists, relies on Israel for most of its energy needs. Its population of two million currently receives around six hours of electricity followed by a 10-hour power cut. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A general view shows Gaza City during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, August 21. Gaza homes and businesses rely on generators to make up for the lengthy power cuts, increasing the financial pressure on its largely impoverished people. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A general view shows Gaza City during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, August 21. Gaza homes and businesses rely on generators to make up for the lengthy power cuts, increasing the financial pressure on...more

A general view shows Gaza City during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, August 21. Gaza homes and businesses rely on generators to make up for the lengthy power cuts, increasing the financial pressure on its largely impoverished people. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians sit at their home that is illuminated by a battery-powered light during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians sit at their home that is illuminated by a battery-powered light during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians sit at their home that is illuminated by a battery-powered light during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians, illuminated by the lights from a passing car, walk on a street at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City, August 18.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians, illuminated by the lights from a passing car, walk on a street at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians, illuminated by the lights from a passing car, walk on a street at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian vendor pushes a cart selling sweets on a street, August 18. 

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A Palestinian vendor pushes a cart selling sweets on a street, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian vendor pushes a cart selling sweets on a street, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian man fixes a battery-powered LED light inside his makeshift shop, August 18. 

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A Palestinian man fixes a battery-powered LED light inside his makeshift shop, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian man fixes a battery-powered LED light inside his makeshift shop, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian youth looks at Gaza's power plant after it was shut down in the central Gaza Strip, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian youth looks at Gaza's power plant after it was shut down in the central Gaza Strip, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian youth looks at Gaza's power plant after it was shut down in the central Gaza Strip, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians sit outside their home that is illuminated by a battery-powered LED light, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians sit outside their home that is illuminated by a battery-powered LED light, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians sit outside their home that is illuminated by a battery-powered LED light, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians walk on a street during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City, August 18.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians walk on a street during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians walk on a street during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians, illuminated by the lights from a passing car, sit outside their home during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down, August 18.   REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians, illuminated by the lights from a passing car, sit outside their home during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians, illuminated by the lights from a passing car, sit outside their home during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian man fixes a stove in his workshop that is illuminated a battery-powered LED light during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down, August 18.  
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A Palestinian man fixes a stove in his workshop that is illuminated a battery-powered LED light during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian man fixes a stove in his workshop that is illuminated a battery-powered LED light during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians walk on a street during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down, August 18.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians walk on a street during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians walk on a street during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian man walks inside Gaza's power plant after it was shut down in the central Gaza Strip, August 18.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian man walks inside Gaza's power plant after it was shut down in the central Gaza Strip, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian man walks inside Gaza's power plant after it was shut down in the central Gaza Strip, August 18. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian woman uses a plastic tray to cool herself down on a hot day during a power cut inside her house that is illuminated by battery-powered lights after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23, 2020. Picture taken August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman uses a plastic tray to cool herself down on a hot day during a power cut inside her house that is illuminated by battery-powered lights after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in Jabalia refugee camp, in...more

A Palestinian woman uses a plastic tray to cool herself down on a hot day during a power cut inside her house that is illuminated by battery-powered lights after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23, 2020. Picture taken August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian man uses his mobile phone as he sits at the doorsteps of his home on a hot day during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23, 2020. Picture taken August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A Palestinian man uses his mobile phone as he sits at the doorsteps of his home on a hot day during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23, 2020....more

A Palestinian man uses his mobile phone as he sits at the doorsteps of his home on a hot day during a power cut after Gaza's lone power plant shut down amid tension with Israel, in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip August 23, 2020. Picture taken August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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