Monday, June 20, 2011

Cooking gas shortage in Egypt - because it is all being smuggled to Gaza

Palestine Press Agency reports that there is a severe shortage of cooking gas in El Arish and the Sinai - because smugglers are sending the gas over to Gaza for a profit.

Bakeries are having trouble staying open because of the shortages.

Meanwhile, residents of the Sinai are also alarmed at the huge amount of smuggling of other items into Gaza, including building materials that are being taken from their area. Residents report seeing many trucks filled with gravel and other materials going to Rafah to be smuggled into Gaza, and last week some 150 Libyan cars were smuggled into Gaza in one shot through a Rafah tunnel.