Gaza Strip Inter-Agency Humanitarian Fact Sheet
From April 2008
Israeli restrictions on fuel supplies to Gaza peaked in April when Israel halted supplies of diesel, petrol and cooking gas (LPG) to Gaza. UNRWA was forced to suspend its food distribution to 650,000 beneficiaries for four days due to the lack of fuel. Limited supplies of cooking gas and industrial diesel resumed before the end of the month.
Market prices increased significantly in the month of April. Tomato prices, for example, rose 156%. On April 9, Gazan militants attacked the Nahal Oz fuel terminal, killing two employees. The Kerem Shalom goods crossing was also attacked on April 18.
Israeli military incursions into Gaza occurred almost every day in April, killing 21 children – the most notable being four young siblings and their mother (Muiser Mueteq) who were killed in Beit Hanoun on April 28. During these incursions, the IDF arrested 181 Palestinians from Gaza. Palestinian militants continued to fire rockets and mortars to Israel.
The full report is available here.
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