Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, August 26, 2019
Hamas slams fuel shipment reduction by Israel as ‘collective punishment’
Hamas spokesman Abdel Latif al-Qanua slams Israel’s decision to limit fuel shipments into Gaza in the wake of a surge in rocket fire at Israeli towns.
The decision amounts to an Israeli policy of “collective punishment,” he charges.
The reduction also “contradicts the understandings that were reached with Egyptian and Qatari mediation,” he says, referring to an informal ceasefire agreement with Israel reached after the last round of violence.