Israel’s public broadcaster Kan has said that there are ongoing efforts to reach a deal to pass Qatari money and oil to the besieged Gaza Strip in return for calm as part of the Egypt-brokered deal.
Citing Kan, Al-Wattan Voice reported on Friday that an unnamed senior Egyptian official had revealed that Israel would only pass the Qatari aid and oil to Gaza if it was able to monitor them.
Electricity supply in Gaza has increased significantly after Qatar donated $60 million for fuel to operate additional turbines in the territory’s sole power plant https://t.co/4bfMQP4tEk
— Electronic Intifada (@intifada) November 2, 2018
Meanwhile, Israel’s Channel 14 reported a senior Israeli political source as saying that an agreement to ease the humanitarian situation in Gaza must be reached soon.
Noting that it was very difficult to reach this agreement, the political source said:
“We succeeded in reaching a temporary solution for the salaries and oil”.
An #Egypt|ian security delegation visited protests along the Gaza-Israel border Friday, organizers said, as it sought to broker a long-term truce between #Israel and the #Palestinian faction of Hamas.https://t.co/3Nk6BJbnU2
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) November 2, 2018
The source added that,
“If the situation [in Gaza] exploded again, we are ready to use a massive deterrence power.”
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)