The British human rights group Oxfam said the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip
faces a cooking gas shortage in mid-2011.
Oxfam said the gas that had
long been smuggled from neighboring Egypt was being diverted to war-torn
Also In This Edition
"The ongoing shortages of cooking gas in Gaza may soon have a much larger
impact in the coming weeks as a huge bottleneck of cooking gas cylinders lie
waiting to be refilled and benzine imported from Egypt through the tunnels
is being sold to Libya," Oxfam said in a report on July 3.
Oxfam said a broken fuel pump in Israel could be the main cause of the
cooking gas shortage. The group said the pump was repaired but supplies from
still dropped by 40 percent.