link The only gas and oil terminal on the Gaza border has been shut down leaving thousands of people facing a shortage of gas this winter.
The Nahal Oz terminal has been closed permanently due to ‘security reasons’.
Critics say that the Kerem Shalom does not have the proper infrastructure to meet the area’s cooking gas needs.
Cooking gas is so important to Gaza right now particularly with the siege - we rely on it totally’.
This move has forced local bakeries to close, hospitals to stop its cooking and laundry services and it is threatening families’ abilities to cook and heat their homes in the winter.
To survive Gaza needs 6,000 tonnes of gas per month but after the terminal closed just over 1,600 tonnes were supplied in October and less than 1,000 tonnes in November.
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