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Palestinians endure rolling blackouts caused by fuel shortages

Palestinian school children do their homework on candle light during a power cut in Gaza City on March 27, 2012. A political fight between Egypt, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority is to blame for fuel shortages that have led to a major electricity crisis in Gaza, sources told AFP. The impoverished Palestinian strip's power outages have gotten worse in recent months, leaving hospitals on the verge of a disaster and residents enduring rolling blackouts lasting up to 18 hours a day.

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