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Monday, December 03, 2007

Day two: Gaza refuses fuel; complains of "humanitarian crisis"

Ma'an reports:
Fuel companies in the Gaza Strip refused to accept deliveries from Israel for the second day in a row in protest against drastic cuts in supplies on Monday.
On the very same page, Ma'an also reports:
Hospitals in the Gaza Strip have been forced to shut down their emergency power generators, resulting in a looming “humanitarian disaster” due to Israel’s severe reductions in fuel supplies, said Muawiya Hassanein, the director of ambulance and emergency services in the Palestinian Health Ministry.
One gets the impression that if the Gazans could convincingly bomb the hospitals from the air, they would, just to blame Israel. Such is their hatred of Israel that they are willing to let their sick people die - just so they can blame the Zionists.

But when Hamas can blame Fatah, they will, even if the reasons contradict those of the fuel companies:
A petrol organization of the Hamas-run finance ministry on Saturday blamed the acting Palestinian government led by Salam Fayyad on fuel shortages in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

The Ramallah-based Fayyad government doesn't pay for Israeli Dor Company which delivers the fuel to Gaza while it pays for Baz Company which provides the West Bank with fuel, the organization said in a statement.

So is it that the fuel companies won't accept Zionist fuel because the amounts are an insult, or is it that the Israeli company is not being paid?

Dor already mentioned the real reason last Thursday:

Dor Alon officials said Thursday they were cutting back because the Palestinians have not paid their bills.

So now the truth becomes clearer - but that will never stop the PalArabs from going out of their way to blame Israel for the fact that even with the hundreds of millions of dollars that they manage to smuggle into Gaza, they can't pay for fuel.