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Trucks carrying Qatari fuel finally enter Gaza

June 7, 2012 11:40 P.M. (Updated: June 11, 2012 5:12 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Trucks carrying Qatari fuel crossed into southern Gaza on Thursday after weeks of delays at the Egyptian border, a Palestinian official said.

The arrival of the fuel came less than a day after the power authority announced that Gaza's sole power station had ceased to function as Egypt delayed entry of the fuel.

Gaza border official Raed Fattuh told Ma'an that the first truck loaded with Qatari gas had entered Gaza, while four more were expected to arrive before Friday.

The five trucks are carrying 160,000 liters of fuel, Fattuh said.

Israeli authorities will also open a southern crossing point, as an exception, to pump fuel being carried in a separate shipment. Some 20 million liters are arriving in total, he said.

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