Palestinians Say Gaza Strip Out of Petrol
A Palestinian official said on Wednesday that the Gaza Strip was out of petrol, describing the situation as "on the verge of a crisis."
"As of today (Wednesday) there is no more gasoline in the Gaza Strip. This applies to all kinds of gas, diesel and gasoline and gas-oil," Luieh Arandas, head of the Palestinian Authority's petroleum commission, told AFP.
Israel, which controls most of the resources used by the Palestinians, has slapped a blockade on the Palestinian territories since the start of the almost eight-week Palestinian uprising.
"Since last Thursday, Israel has refused to allow the flow of fuel to Gaza," he added. "We are on the verge of a crisis, especially for hospitals, bakeries and ambulances" -- GAZA CITY (AFP)
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