Published: 2018-04-07 11:18
Last Updated: 2018-04-07 11:18
Israeli authorities on Friday suspended the permit of a car-tyre shipment that was scheduled to go into the Gaza Strip on Sunday.
Raed Fattouh, chairman of the Coordination Committee for the Entry of Goods into the Gaza Strip, said that four trucks carrying car tyres have already been allowed into Gaza, before Israel surprisingly decided to suspend their permit.
Fattouh noted that the Palestinian economy in Gaza would take a hit from such a move, adding that if Gazans weren't able to change their worn out tyres, it could cause them to get into an accident.
On Friday, thousands of Palestinians burned hundreds of tyres near the Gaza border, as a part of the Great Return March, which kicked off on 30 March to mark the Palestinian Land Day. Since then, more than 25 Palestinians have been killed, including one journalist.
Israel's permit decision is thought to be a form of punishment for the mass peaceful demonstrations.