Gaza, MINA – Israeli authorities banned fuel and gas supplies entering the blockaded Gaza Strip on Sunday, following the recent conflict escalation.
“All fuel imports to the Gaza Strip through Kerem Shalom Humanitarian Crossing will be stopped,” said Coordinator of Government Activities in Palestinian Territories Major General Kamil Abu Rukun in a statement.
“Starting on Monday, Israel will not allow diesel fuel and gasoline entering the Gaza Strip,” he stressed, as reported by Anadolu Agency.
According to Abu Rukun, the decision came in response to rockets and mortars fired at Israel.
Since Saturday, 25 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and two babies were killed and more than 100 others injured in Israeli airstrikes.
The situation in Gaza Strip has heated up since the deaths of four Palestinians, including a teenager, and 51 people who were injured in Israeli military attack on Hamas affiliate posts on Friday, as well as Israeli attacks on protests against Israeli occupation.
Israeli attacks were responded by Palestinian resistance factions by launching 600 rockets at Israeli settlements on Saturday. (T/Sj/R04)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)