Monday, April 14, 2008

Hamas Stage-Managing A Fuel Crisis In Gaza

Terrorist group Hamas is holding back 1 million litres of needed fuel for Gaza residents and at the same time crying fowl over Israel's recent closing of the Nahal Oz crossing. The fuel terminal had been shut down after a terrorist attack killed two Israeli employees.

Palestinian media claimed the attack was meant to throw blame at Israel for dwindling fuel supplies in Gaza, but in fact the operation was a well planned terror attack on the fueling station that supplies Gaza with gas. A video was obtained by from Islamic Jihad's al Quds brigade showing the attack.

Mail & Guardian

Jerusalem, Israel
Hamas is holding back the distribution of one million litres of fuel in the Gaza Strip, a United Nations official said on Monday, joining Israeli claims that the Islamists were stage-managing a crisis.

However, the official, who requested anonymity, added that the current quantities of fuel and industrial gasoline stored in Gaza are sufficient for only several days.

"The general petroleum association refuses to distribute in protest at the lack of supply of fuel by Israel," he said, referring to the union of Gaza petrol-station owners.

Israel shut the Nahal Oz crossing and fuel terminal on Wednesday after a raid by Palestinian gunmen killed two Israeli employees and shattered a month-long lull in violence.

Looks like Gaza residents need to hang those blankets back up in their windows to hide outside lights.

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