Israel will allow daily fuel entry into the Gaza Strip

Israel will allow daily fuel entry into the Gaza Strip
November 17, 2023 – 1:32 p.m.

The Government authorized the measure in the midst of the health crisis that is plaguing the region. Meanwhile, the Israeli Army continues bombing Gaza.

The entry of fuel into Gaza seeks to combat the humanitarian crisis in the region.

He Israeli army authorized the daily entry of two trucks with fuel in the Gaza Stripsomething that the government of USA and the humanitarian organizations who work on site. The action aims to help the humanitarian crisis who lives in the enclave governed by Palestinian Islamist group Hamaswhich had been facing a lack of water, electricity and sanitation for days.

“This action allows Israel the space to international maneuver needed to eliminate Hamas“added the statement from the Israeli war cabinet.

The representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Peeperkornannounced that a mechanism to introduce fuel into Gaza. “This is good news, but much more is needed. There is an urgent need for a sustained flow of fuel to Gaza,” Peeperkorn said during a news conference in Geneva.

Meanwhile, Israel faces pressure from various international entities, which demand a imminent ceasefire. The United Nations Organization (UN) warned that its aid work in the Palestinian territory was coming to a standstill as fuel reserves were depletednecessary to operate electrical generators and distribute humanitarian aid.

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Israel's bombing of a hospital in Gaza.

He bombing From Israel over a hospital in Gaza.

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At the same time, the agency United Nations for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) warned that if it does not have access to fuel, it would begin to interrupt their sanitation work in schoolswhere there are more than 830 thousand refugees. The new entry of fuel through the passage of Rafah, that connects the Gaza Strip with Egyptwould mean a great help, since they need at least 160,000 liters per day to operate.

Despite this situation, far-right Israeli ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir criticized the fuel decision and wrote to the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demand that each party in the coalition have a representative in the five-member war cabinet.

The attack on a hospital in Gaza

The Israeli Army attacked Al-Shifa hospitalthe largest in Gaza, in what they themselves called a “operation against Hamas“, since the military group would have installed their command centers inside and below the facilities of the institution.

“The soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) They found weapons and other terrorist infrastructure. In the last hour, we saw concrete evidence that Hamas terrorists were using Al-Shifa Hospital as a terrorist headquarters“, a senior military official assured the press after the attack.

For its part, Hamas said in a statement that Israel’s claim “is nothing more than a continuation of lies and cheap propagandawith which Israel tries justify his targeted crime to destroy the health sector in Gaza.”

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