Wednesday, July 29
Latest News
  1. Israel PM approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank
  2. Israeli strike on Syrian town kills 5 pro-regime forces
  3. Nuclear deal done, Iran urged to free Washington Post man
  4. Ministry: Bomb blast kills 2 Bahrain police
  5. Army: Turkish warplanes pound Kurdish militants in southeast
  6. Eurotunnel says 2,000 migrants tried to enter premises overnight
  7. Saudi-led air raids, clashes shatter Yemen truce
  8. Ministry: Cairo furniture factory fire kills 19 people
  9. Obama flies out from Addis Ababa, ending regional visit
  10. Kerry gears up to defend Iran deal for Mideast, Asia swing
  11. HRW says Saudi-led Yemen raid 'apparent war crime'
  12. Saudi king backs Turkish military action
  13. Top EU diplomat due in Iran for nuclear deal talks
  14. Libya court sentences Kadhafi son Seif al-Islam to death
  15. Erdogan: Syria safe zone will help 1.7 mn refugees return
  16. NATO stands with Turkey in face of 'terrorism'
  17. Monitor: Syria army, Kurds push IS out of Hasakeh city
  18. Obama urges Africa to end 'cancer of corruption'
  19. Obama condemns African leaders who won't give up power
  20. Obama says US stands with Africa against terror, conflict

Official: Smugglers resume fuel supplies to Gaza

July 7, 2013 3:11 P.M. (Updated: July 8, 2013 8:52 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Smugglers resumed pumping fuel to the Gaza Strip through tunnels under the Egyptian border on Sunday, easing a fuel crisis in the enclave, an official said.

Muhammad al-Abadlah, a spokesman for the federation of fuel companies, told Ma'an that enough fuel was being smuggled in to partially meet needs in Gaza.

Meanwhile government official Abdul-Nasser Muhanna said the fuel crisis would be resolved soon.

Muhanna, an official in the general petroleum department, did not give any details on the source of the fuel.

Egypt's crackdown on smuggling tunnels created a crippling fuel crisis in recent days, causing long queues at gas stations across Gaza.

The health ministry in Gaza warned Saturday that hospitals' fuel reserves were down to 20 percent.

Egypt continued to close smuggling tunnels along the Gaza border on Sunday.

Egypt's army used sand to seal several smuggling tunnels near the Brazil neighborhood, a Ma'an reporter said.

An Egyptian military official told Ma'an that soldiers seized seven boxes of ammunition at a tunnel opening in the al-Barahmeh neighborhood of Rafah on Sunday. He added that the army had deployed to the area to stop people entering through tunnels.

The official said Egypt's army was preparing for a major operation in Sinai following a series of militant attacks in the peninsula after the military ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday.

Egyptian soldiers and armored vehicles have deployed heavily along the Gaza border for two weeks.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015