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Source: Egypt restricting fuel deliveries to Gaza
Published Monday 16/07/2012 (updated) 17/07/2012 20:17
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An estimated four million liters of Qatari fuel have arrived in the Gaza
Strip in recent weeks, an Egyptian source said. (MaanImages/File)
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) -- Egyptian authorities have restricted the amount of Qatari fuel entering the Gaza Strip through an Egyptian crossing with Israel, an Egyptian source said Monday.

While the Al-Ouja crossing in Egypt's northern Sinai has the capacity for ten trucks of fuel per day, Egypt only permits six trucks to cross, the official said, noting that this amount cannot meet Gaza's energy needs.

The Egyptian source said an estimated four million liters of Qatari fuel have arrived in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks.

Gaza had been plagued by a fuel crisis since mid-February, when Egypt cut off supplies via a tunnel network under the border between the countries.

In May, a ship loaded with about 30 million-liters of fuel as a donation from Qatar, docked at Suez port but its transfer to Gaza was held up as the sides argued over the route of its delivery to Gaza. Hamas wanted the fuel to come through its Rafah crossing with Egypt, bypassing Israel.

The sole power plant in Gaza shut down again in June after it ran out of fuel while the Qatari shipment was delayed.

Shortly after, Gaza received its first supplies form the donated fuel via Israel's Al-Ouja crossing.
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1 ) shirley / auastralia
17/07/2012 02:05
morsi mustdo more and open Rafah to fuel this is important while people are crossing rafah must again be used for import export Egypt needs to gain back soverignty of Sianai change elements camp david plus Morsi and Junta need to agree to hold new elections for thr 30%disputed seats if there hasa been violation of constitution not the whole lot fayad also should saty away from US CLINTONand lucky the unwelcome woman did not come to WB Us starting to worry Arrafat truth and US hands may be dirty

2 ) southparkbear / usa
17/07/2012 18:39
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