Two Likud lawmakers slam the decision to allow the first shipment of fuel since the start of the war to enter Gaza earlier today, after Israel vowed for 40 days not to permit such a move.
“Fuel to UNRWA is fuel to Hamas,” tweets Transportation Minister Miri Regev.
Likud MK Tally Gotliv asks if “anyone has heard an explanation from the government about the delusional decision to transfer 24,000 liters of fuel to Gaza today, contrary to previous promises not to do so?”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said repeatedly since the star of the war that Israel would not allow any fuel to enter the Gaza Strip, but so far today has not commented on the decision.
UNRWA confirmed receiving 23,027 liters (6,083 gallons) of fuel earlier today, saying it met only “nine percent” of what the agency needs daily, and pointing out that it was designated only to fuel trucks carrying aid.
Earlier, far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir tweeted that “fuel = weapon.”