Israel’s right-wing extremist police minister also criticizes the decision for fuel deliveries – Two tank trucks per day were approved. Israel gives the enemy “humanitarian gifts,” he says, referring to the Islamist Hamas. Israeli opposition politician Avigdor Lieberman also criticized the unilateral measure, while at the same time there was no humanitarian gesture from the kidnappers towards the hostages held in the Gaza Strip.
The war cabinet had previously decided to allow two tankers a day to enter the Gaza Strip, thereby agreeing to a recommendation from the military and the domestic intelligence service, a senior Israeli official said. The diesel is intended, among other things, to guarantee the power supply for the water and wastewater infrastructure – also to prevent the outbreak of epidemics.
The war cabinet consists of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Joav Galant, opposition politician Benny Gantz and two assessors without voting rights. It was formed shortly after the start of the Gaza War.