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  כסלו 25, 5774 , 28/11/13

UN Distributes Fuel to Gaza in Midst of Crisis

On Thursday the UN started distributing fuel in Gaza to maintain operations of critical facilities amid fears of a health crisis due to gathering garbage and sewage. Hamas blames the crisis on Egypt's destruction of cross-border tunnels used for smuggling fuel into Gaza.

Robert Serry, UN Middle East special coordinator, said Thursday that fuel "purchased by UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency) and distributed by the UN" is coming in through the Kerem Shalom crossing from Israel.

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