Report: Hamas accuses PA of deepening energy crisis

March 23, 2012 20:23


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Hamas accused the Palestinian Authority Friday for colluding with the Mossad to exacerbate the Gaza energy crisis, just as a deal was reached between Israel, Egypt and the PA to deliver emergency fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip.

Hamas spokesperson Musheer Al-Masry claimed that the Gaza-ruling group had obtained Egyptian records that documented meetings between the Palestinian officials from Ramllah, Mossad agents, US intelligence officials, and Arab security agencies, according to Hamas affiliate Al-Resalah.

Masry said the documents help show that Israel bears the chief responsibility for the energy crisis, and that the Palestinian Authority was "directly involved" in making the situation worse.

Masry's comments came as Israel allowed nine fuel tankers to cross into the Gaza Strip on Friday to ease a severe power shortage triggered by a dispute over supplies between Egypt and Hamas.

Initially Hamas did not want to accept the diesel if it was delivered through Israel, but later relented.

Reuters contributed to this report

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