Egyptian authorities have delayed fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip until Tuesday, Egyptian sources said.
Fuel donated by Qatar was scheduled to be pumped in limited quantities to Gaza on Sunday, a Gaza official said this week.
Egyptian authorities told Ma’an’s correspondent that the delivery will be postponed until Tuesday, in order to put in place stricter security procedures to transfer the fuel from Suez Port across the Sinai to the Al-Auja crossing.
Delivery of Qatari fuel began in July, but was cut off after a border attack on Egyptian officers on Aug. 5.
Aggie, what kind of response is that from Egypt? A disproportionate response, exactly.
BTW, the Al-Auja was new to me. It’s a crossing between Sinai (Egypt) and Israel. Nothing to do with Gaza. The Rafah crossing connects Egypt directly to Gaza. Why aren’t they using that?
Not that I care.