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Gaza Urges Egypt to Permit Qatari Fuel Amid Shortage, MENA Says

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Authorities in Gaza are urging the Egyptian government to let shipments of Qatari fuel to the strip resume, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported today.

Egypt blocked Qatari fuel from entering Gaza after an attack on a border post near the Rafah crossing in Sinai that killed 16 soldiers on Aug. 5, Cairo-based MENA said. Gaza is suffering a fuel shortage of as much as 50 percent, the news agency said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Salma El Wardany in Cairo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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