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THE UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees is to suspend its food aid distribution in Gaza tomorrow because of a lack of fuel caused by the Israeli blockade, a spokesman said today.
"We have exhausted our stocks of fuel, and are therefore forced to stop our food distributions to 1.5 million inhabitants in the Gaza Strip from Monday morning," UNWRA spokesman Chris Gunness said.
Israel completes Gaza withdrawal
Israeli troops have pulled out of the Gaza Strip more than 38 years after capturing the narrow coastal area.
Tanks and armoured vehicles left under cover of darkness and the last officer shut the Kissufim border at dawn.
Thousands of jubilant Palestinians entered the former Jewish enclaves, and some set an abandoned synagogue ablaze in a settlement near Khan Younis.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas described the withdrawal as an historic and joyful day for his people
Gaza City, Gaza Strip (AHN) - Hamas insurgents in the Gaza Strip disrupted fuel supplies to Gaza after a petroleum truck was attacked by militiamen on Sunday headed for the region that has been left without power and food for several days, according the reports.
"Dozens of Hamas militiamen hurled stones and opened fire at the trucks," the sources told the Jerusalem Post on Sunday.
"The trucks were on their way to receive fuel supplied by Israel. The drivers were forced to turn back. Some of them had their windshields smashed."
The Islamist group, Hamas, has been controlling the strip since June and launching attacks against Israel from the occupied territory.
Meanwhile, the fuel on Sunday was supposed to reach the UN Relief and Works Agency [UNRWA] and hospitals in the Gaza Strip, according to the Post.
"Hamas is taking the fuel for it the vehicles of is leaders and security forces," the eyewitnesses told Post, referring to the Hamas militiamen's confiscation of the fuel trucks passing from the terminal to the city.
The eyewitnesses added, "Because of Hamas's actions, some hospitals have been forced to stop the work of ambulances and generators."
Originally posted by Conspiracy Theorist
reply to post by US Monitor
I would expect Israel, with the technological advantage they hold, to take the moral high ground. Starving people in occupied territories is not the act of a civilised nation.