Emergency services deny receiving fuel, says working at 40% capacity 25Mar12 March 25, 2012

The Palestine Information Centre  -  23 March 2012

GAZA, (PIC)– The emergency services in the Gaza Strip denied press reports that they have received any fuel supplies saying that they have cut their services by 60%.

Adham Abu Selmeyya, spokesman of the emergency services, asked the media outlets to check with his department before making such claims saying that it was unethical to play with the feelings of people and try to make gains at the expense of people’s suffering. He added: “What is required is for all efforts to unite in the direction ending this humanitarian crisis.”

He said all the fuel that was delivered to Gaza today was 450 litres of industrial diesel which is enough to run the power plant for one day, and this news should not be reported as if the crisis was over.

He said the humanitarian situation is deteriorating and because of the lack of fuel and electricity all medical services are threatened with grinding to a complete halt.

He added that more than 60% of the medical emergency services have stopped because of the lack of fuel and that only extremely urgent cases are dealt with, warning that if any Israeli aggression on the Strip takes place, then the emergency services will not be able to carry out their duties.

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