Much of Gaza was in the dark on Friday evening after the main power plant shut down because of a fuel shortage, a spokesman for the plant said.
Northern and central Gaza, including densely populated Gaza City, were without power on Friday, Gaza Electric Company spokesman Jamal Dirdisawai said Friday.
The power plant had to shut down because there isn't enough fuel to operate the generators, Dirdisawai said.
"We are in a huge crisis, there is no fuel coming into the Gaza strip," he said.
The company has resorted to operating on the Israeli rotation distribution line, Dirdisawai said. That line provides electricity to areas for up to 6 hours at a time, followed by 12 hours without, he said.