Egypt Destroys Fuel Intended to be Smuggled into Gaza
Ma’an News reported on Monday that Egyptian forces had recently interdicted a shipment of diesel fuel that was to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip. Authorities reportedly stormed a warehouse in the As-Salam neighborhood bordering Rafah, where they intercepted and destroyed some 30,000 liters of diesel that were to be transferred illegally into Gaza.
The raid comes amidst the onset of a severe fuel shortage in Gaza brought about by increased restrictions on the movement of goods into Gaza through Israel. Hospitals in Gaza don’t have enough gas to sterilize medical equipment or provide heating for patients.