Fuel Deliveries To Gaza Strip To Be Resumed If Unrest At Border Stops - Defense Minister

Fuel Deliveries to Gaza Strip to Be Resumed If Unrest at Border Stops - Defense Minister

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Saturday that fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip would be resumed only if the unrest and clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli military in the region cease.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th October, 2018) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Saturday that fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip would be resumed only if the unrest and clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli military in the region cease.

Fuel supplies were halted under Lieberman's decision on Friday, in the wake of the fresh unrest at border with the enclave.

"The fuel and gas deliveries to the Gaza Strip will not be resumed until the violence in the Gaza Strip is completely terminated, including the launches of arson balloons and setting tires on fire near Israeli settlements," he wrote on Twitter.

Tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border have been mounting since late March, which marked the beginning of the Great March of Return series of protests. The recent disturbances on the Israeli-Gaza border have been caused by continued shelling and the launch of arson balloons by Hamas militants into Israeli territories.

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