Working grant - Gaza's Gas: The EU's Burned Millions
The explanation can largely be found in the power plant's history, which combines EU funding, the interests of a powerful Israeli oil company and a Hamas strategy.
The energy issue in Gaza is of paramount importance; for the citizens – 1.7 million over an area of 365 km2; for water desalinisation and purification; for hospitals and their patients; for the Hamas government that is searching consensus on energy autonomy; and last but not least for one of the few investments in infrastructure in Gaza: the Gaza Power Plant (GPP). It is an issue that involves the Israeli, Palestinian and British business world. And 250 million Euros from the European Union, which seems to have been spent a little carelessly, to say the least.
A grant of 5,000 Euros was awarded on 26 March 2012.