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With Israel closing major crossing, Gaza runs out of cooking gas

 

GAZA, July 19, 2018 (WAFA) – The cooking gas distribution companies announced on Thursday that the Gaza Strip has run out of cooking gas as a result of Israel’s continuing closure of Karam Abu Salem border crossing, the only commercial crossing with the Gaza Strip.

Owners of gas distribution companies told WAFA that 10 days into Israel’s closure of the crossing, the companies have run out of backup cooking gas which only enters Gaza through Karam Abu Salem crossing.

Israel imposed new restrictions on Gaza on July 9, prohibiting the entry of goods except medical and food supplies, prohibiting the exit of all goods and restricting the fishing area along the Gaza coast to three nautical miles.

According to the Israeli authorities, the measures were adopted in response to the launching of incendiary kites and balloons from Gaza towards Israel, which have resulted in over 750 fires that have burned more than 7,000 acres of land in Israel.

M.N./M.H. 

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