Gaza, The Israeli occupation forces prevented the

transfer of fuel and gas to the Gaza Strip until further notice in

response to the launching of flaming kites on its territory from the Gaza


Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman was quoted by AFP as

saying that the action was in response to “continuing firing of the

flaming kites and the confrontations on the border between Israel and


The decision is supposed to affect Gaza, which suffers mainly from

power cuts, especially in the hospitals.

Israel has tightened its blockade of Gaza for more than a decade by

banning the transfer of fuel to it in response to the launch of flaming

balloons and kites, which destroyed about 3,000 hectares of crops.

Source: Oman News Agency