Saturday, January 1, 2011

Gazans face cooking gas shortage

PressTV - Gazans face cooking gas shortage:

"Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

Cooking gas distribution stations in the Gaza Strip were forced to shutter due to a shortage in propane gas.

The delay of delivery from Israel has led to the scarcity of cooking gas according to the Petrol Station Owners Association.

For two months, Israel has been allowing only 80 tons of gas in per day, while Gaza needs about 250 tons every day.

The drop of gas shipment coincides with the winter and a rise in gas demand due to the shortage of electricity for space heaters.

International activists in the Gaza Strip say that Israel is making life harder for the besieged Gazans.

A report by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released on December 31st says that cooking gas shortage continues in Gaza.
Many Gazans have now turned to firewood for cooking and heating.

In June, Israel eased Gaza blockade after its deadly attack on an international aid flotilla bound for Gaza drew international condemnation. However, a report released by twenty two NGOs in late November said that desperately needed goods are failing to get into Gaza.

With cooking and heating gas shortage persisting for over two months , besieged Gazans say they will be facing a tough time in cold winter months to come.

PressTV - Gazans face cooking gas shortage:

"fptrue | January 01, 2011

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