Shooting themselves in the foot: Only a week after the lethal terror attack at the Nahal Oz fuel terminal, and after complaining of fuel shortages, terror groups are again targeting Israelis supplying fuel to the Gaza Strip.
Thursday afternoon, Palestinians opened fire at trucks transporting fuel to the Strip at the Nahal Oz fuel terminal. No injuries or damages were reported in the latest attack.
The fuel supply to Gaza was renewed on Wednesday, after the transport of diesel fuel was halted for a week. On Monday, Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered that the fuel supply to the Gaza power station be renewed. The decision was taken after Egyptian authorities requested the move.
Power outages in Gaza CityTwo days ago, a temporary agreement was reached that would see IDF forces secure the fuel terminal until a permanent solution is found vis-à-vis the Dor Energy company, which operates the fuel terminal. The army secures the area on a permanent basis, but the agreement calls for the IDF to provide security within the facility as well.
Despite Palestinian complaints of fuel shortages, security officials have noted that fuel reserves are still available in the Strip. On Tuesday, the Palestinian electrical company cut out the power to some areas, prompting power outages in sections of Gaza City and in the northern part of the Strip.