Gaza: after incendiary balloons, Israel halts entry of fuel

Israel reacts to attacks from Strip

25 June, 12:08

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV/GAZA, JUNE 25 - After several incendiary balloons were launched from Gaza towards the Negev, Israel announced the suspension, until a new order, of the transfer to the Strip of fuel necessary for the local electrical power station, military radio reported today. According to the radio, Palestinian incendiary balloons launched yesterday set on fire in an hour 13 Israeli camps and endangered a nursery school that was at the time empty.

    Local sources in Gaza said that the provision of electrical power in the Gaza Strip is extremely limited: eight hours followed by eight hours of black-out. If the Gaza power station ceased its activity, the hours of provision would soon be halved, the sources said, adding that rising temperatures are a sources of concern in this context. (ANSAmed)
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