• November 14, 2008

Gaza bakeries about to close down

Gaza bakeries about to close down

The PA economy ministry in the Gaza Strip has warned that most of the bakeries in the Strip would close down by Thursday morning in the event the Israeli occupation authority continued to bar the entry of cooking gas into Gaza.

Hatem Owaida, the director of the economy minister”s office, said in a press statement on Thursday that the IOA closure of Gaza commercial crossings since last Wednesday deprived the Strip of necessary fuel and gas supplies.

He noted that the IOA allowed entry of limited quantities of fuel for generating the power station over the past two days.

Owaida expressed concern that the bakeries” crisis could worsen in the event the crossings remained closed and no flour supplies were allowed access.