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Israel bows to pressure over Gaza fuel supplies

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Israel bows to pressure over Gaza fuel supplies

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Israel has agreed to allow fuel to be delivered to Gaza’s power station. Much of the Palestinian territory has been without power since the plant was forced to close at the weekend. Defence Minister Ehud Barak said fuel would be allowed into Gaza tomorrow.

In the scattered areas still with power, lengthy queues have been forming outside bakeries. Israel had said it would only ease restrictions when Hamas militants stopped firing rockets over the border.

Hospitals in Gaza had halted all but emergency surgery. Medical supplies are also to be allowed in.