Worried Gazans stockpile supplies
West Bank: People in Gaza are closely monitoring the protests
in Egypt, which has affected prices in the Gaza Strip. The incident also
worsens the Israeli-imposed siege on the Palestinians in Gaza, who have
been cut off from the outside world for years. Egyptian protesters took
to the streets for the sixth consecutive day on Sunday to express their
rage against President Hosni Mubarak and his Government, urging Mubarak
The protests came after the Tunisian revolution two weeks ago, which
toppled President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years in power.
At least 150 have been killed and thousands more injured in clashes
since anti-government rallies began across Egypt on Tuesday.
Israel has banned many goods, including the main necessities, from
entering the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing, which is the
main entry and exit post between Egypt and the coastal enclave.
Since the underground tunnels grant access to such goods, Gazans
bring in many of their basic necessities through these tunnels such as
construction material and fuel.
Locals can be seen queuing at gas stations stockpiling fuel, over
fears that supplies from Egypt could be halted by the turmoil gripping
the country. Pess TV
GazA City, Monday, Press TV