PA says there is no crisis in Gaza

Palestine

Published: 2018-01-30 13:02

Last Updated: 2018-01-30 13:56


Increasing power cuts and shortages of fuel are creating an impending crisis for Gaza's 14 public hospitals (The France 24 Observers)
Increasing power cuts and shortages of fuel are creating an impending crisis for Gaza's 14 public hospitals (The France 24 Observers)
Roya News Source

The Palestinian Authority (PA) denied reports on Monday, reading that the Gaza Strip is suffering from a humanitarian crisis, Middle East Monitor (MEM) reported citing Quds Press.

The PA has accused Hamas of spreading “false” information.

According to MEM, the government said it sent 40 shipments of medicines to Gaza two weeks ago, and that it spends around $100 million to Gaza every month.

The PA’s accusations included claims that Hamas collects taxes for itself, even after a reconciliation deal was signed in October stipulating that Hamas will stop collecting taxes in Gaza starting January.

Hamas “is still refusing to hand over all the PA offices and facilities”, the PA said in a statement, adding that Hamas is responsible for the suffering Gaza residents are going through.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf Al Qadrah, said that the PA does not pay operational expenses, and around 40,000 employees at the ministry remain unpaid.

Earlier yesterday, Beit Hanoun Hospital in the northeast edge of the Gaza Strip announced the suspension of its medical services after running out of fuel to operate electricity generators in the building.