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The sole electricity plant in the Gaza Strip stopped working Thursday because of a lack of fuel, officials said, as concerns grew over worsening humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian enclave.The closure of the plant, which normally provides around a fifth of Gaza's electricity, will exacerbate an already critical power shortage.Gaza's 2 million residents receive only around four hours of mains electricity a day.Usually the plant provides around 20 megawatts per day using fuel imported from Egypt, but now the only energy is the roughly 120 megawatts of electricity imported from Israel.It was hit by Israel in previous wars with Hamas, which runs the Palestinian territory.Mladenov also cited Gaza's 47 percent unemployment rate, rising to 60 percent for young people, he said.Llorentty Soliz said he told the council the primary responsibility for "the catastrophic situation in Gaza" rests with Israel.
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