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  2/19/2012, Shevat 26, 5772

Report: Egyptian Fuel Deliveries to Gaza Delayed


Manager Ahmad Abu Al-Amrin of the Gaza energy center said, Sunday, that the Hamas-controlled area has not received any deliveries of fuel from Egypt. Chairman Al-Sid Nejida of the Egyptian parliament's Industry and Energy Committee announced, Saturday, that his country would start delivering half a million liters of fuel to Gaza's power plant and 100,000 liters of fuel for vehicles on Sunday.

Abu Al-Amrin told the Palestinian Authority's Ma'an news agency that he's in touch with the Egyptians but has not received clear answers on the matter. He added that he's opposed to deliveries being made via the Kerem Shalom Crossing because it is under Israeli control, explaining that they could be disrupted there. The power plant has been out of fuel since Egyptian merchants decided to stop smuggling fuel into Gaza and demanded more profits. Gaza merchants rejected the demand, resulting in shortages.