Gaza : Israel has decided to resume supplying the Gaza Strip with a limited quantity of diesel oil and natural gas but to maintain a ban on petrol supplies.
Tankers carrying diesel oil for the Gaza power station crossed into the Gaza Strip through the eastern Nahal Oz crossing point, deputy chief of the Palestinian power authority Kan’an Obeid told reporters Sunday.
“Two natural gas tankers have also entered the Strip to supply households with the fuel they are in bad need for,” he noted.
In earlier statements, Obeid warned of the imminent stoppage of the Gaza power station which would run short of fuel within hours.
The stoppage of the fuel supplies to the station would lead to blackout across the Strip and render the area open to humanitarian crises, he cautioned.
Israel curtailed the fuel supplies to the area two months ago by a large percentage, thus paralyzing the means of transport, health facilities and the sanitary drainage system virtually.
The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report earlier Sunday that 50-60 million litres of sewage water have being flowing to the sea daily during the last three months.
The UN agency warned of an inpending environmental crisis and called for resumption of fuel supplies to the Palestinian enclave.