Hamas Islamic Resistance

Hamas holds Israeli occupation responsible for cutting fuel shipments into Gaza

26 August, 19

Hamas spokesperson Abdel Latif al-Qanoa held Monday the Israeli occupation responsible for the consequences of reducing fuel shipments to Gaza’s only power plant.

In a press release, al-Qanoa called on Egyptian and Qatari mediators to act and press the Israeli occupation to reverse its decision, denouncing it as an “act of collective punishment that violates all humanitarian and international laws.”  

Al-Qanoa added that this announcement came as part of a bid to pile pressure on the Palestinian people and export the internal Israeli crises to the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Hamas spokesperson stressed that the Israeli occupation should be responsible for its measures against the Palestinian people and for backtracking on ceasefire understandings reached with the Palestinian resistance.

Al-Qanoa reiterated that the Great Return March protests would continue to place a pressure on the Israeli occupation to abide by the ceasefire understandings.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered on Monday morning the amount of fuel sent to Gaza through the Karam Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing be cut by half