Tel Aviv, MINA – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to reduce the amount of fuel sent to the Gaza Strip by half, and cut $ 300 million from funds to the Palestinian Authority, a Hebrew source said on Monday.
Israeli media said that Netanyahu instructed Israeli troops to reduce the amount of fuel supplied to power plants in the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing from Tuesday 27 August until further notice.
Netanyahu also decided to deduct $ 300 million from the Authority’s funds and transfer them to the Israeli electricity company as “debt”.
Hebrew media said that the decision was taken after the launch of three rockets from Gaza toward Israeli settlements.
Israeli forces at dawn Monday bombed a resistance site in the town of Beit Lahia, and caused material damage.
Palestinians call for the United Nations to end the strict Israeli blockade that has been imposed in the Gaza Strip for more than 12 years.
One of the demands of the Great March of Return participants said in a press statement that the economic, energy, water and financial blockade must be lifted as soon as possible. (T/Ais/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)