Last month, Hamas agreed to cede powers in Gaza to President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah-backed government in a deal mediated by Egypt.
Gaza gets less than four hours of electricity a day, because the Palestinian President refuses to foot its electricity bill in a bid to flush out Hamas.
The move came after Israel refused to cover the shortfall in payment by the Palestinian Authority which refused to pay for Hamas controlled enclaves.
Mahmoud al-Zahar, a critic of Israel, said the policy document announced by the Islamist Palestinian group last week did not contradict its founding charter.
Haniyeh will replace Khaled Meshaal just as Hamas appeared to have softened its stance toward Israel in a new policy document released last week.
The simple explanation is that Gaza requires 450-500 MegaWatts of power a day but is receiving barely a third of that.