The UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) warned that on Wednesday night it will be forced to stop operations in the Gaza Strip because of fuel shortage. “If we do not get fuel immediately, we will be forced to stop our operations in the Gaza Strip,” the agency warned on Tuesday on the X platform (formerly Twitter), on the 19th day of the war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip. the World Health Organization (WHO) also warned that six hospitals on the Strip were closed fuel shortages.
Israel has imposed a “total siege” in the Gaza Strip since October 9, in response to Hamas attacks on its territory. A first humanitarian aid convoy entered Gaza on Saturday, from the Rafah crossing, on the border with Egypt. However, this does not include fuel.
she UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the aid was insufficient and barely represented “a drop in the ocean of needs.” “Without fuel, aid cannot be delivered, hospitals have no electricity, and drinking water cannot be purified or even pumped,” he criticized before the Security Council.