Amid reports of fuel-for-captives swap, IDF spokesman reiterates that ‘no fuel’ set to enter

An image shared by the IDF showing twelve oil tanks in which Hamas  allegedly stores its reserves while the Gaza Strip is running out of fuel during the ongoing war with Israel, October 24, 2023. (IDF Arabic spokesman on X)
An image shared by the IDF showing twelve oil tanks in which Hamas allegedly stores its reserves while the Gaza Strip is running out of fuel during the ongoing war with Israel, October 24, 2023. (IDF Arabic spokesman on X)

IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari reiterates that no fuel is being allowed into Gaza, amid reports that the government is considering a deal to allow in fuel in exchange for a large release of captives being held by Hamas.

“At this point, the instruction of the political echelon is that no fuel is entering, if there is a change we will update the public,” says Hagari in response to a question about such a deal.

Hagari adds that a great deal of Hamas’s ability to operate “relies on fuel,” reiterating that the terror group is stealing and stockpiling fuel that could go to hospitals.

Earlier, Hebrew media reports suggested that Israel is considering allowing fuel to enter into Gaza via Egypt as part of a deal that would see a large chunk of the 224 hostages believed to be held by Hamas freed.

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