Israel Resumes Gaza Fuel Supplies
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Bbc News
April 23, 2008 - 5:52pm

Israel has allowed fuel to be delivered to the Gaza Strip's main power plant, averting the possibility that it would be forced to shut down within hours. Palestinian officials had warned it would run out of fuel on Wednesday, plunging large areas into darkness. The temporary resumption of deliveries followed mediation by the European Union, which pays for the fuel. The UN has meanwhile warned it may have to suspend relief operations in Gaza unless vehicle fuel is let through too.

Fuel begins flowing to Gaza (1) as the United Nations warns of the effects of collective punishment (10). Reuter’s Jeffrey Heller analyzes the effect of accused spy Ben-Ami Kadish on U.S. Israeli relations (4). The Associated Press previews Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ upcoming visit to the United States (5). In Haaretz, Uzi Benziman points out the critical nature of U.S./Palestinian talks(11).

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