The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement: “The Ministerial Committee for National Security Affairs approved the recommendations of the War Council to allow an increase in the minimum amount of fuel required.”
He added that the amount of fuel will be determined by the government and will be adjusted based on the local humanitarian situation.
The statement indicated that the goal of approving a slight increase in fuel entry is to “prevent the collapse of the humanitarian situation and the spread of epidemics in the southern Gaza Strip.”
This decision comes as the Secretary-General of the United Nations warned, on Wednesday, of an “imminent complete collapse of public order” in the Gaza Strip, which is subject to continuous Israeli bombing, in an unprecedented message to the Security Council.
António Guterres wrote, referring for the first time since assuming the Secretariat in 2017, to Article 99 of the Charter of the United Nations, which allows him to “draw the attention” of the Council, to a file that “could endanger the maintenance of international peace and security,” “with the continuous bombing of Israeli forces, “With no shelters or minimum survival rates, I expect an imminent complete collapse of public order due to desperate conditions, which makes it impossible to (provide) humanitarian assistance, even if it is limited.”
He added: “The situation may become worse with the spread of epidemics and increased pressure for mass movements towards neighboring countries.”
He continued: “The capabilities of the United Nations and its partners in the humanitarian field have been undermined by supply shortages, fuel shortages, communications outages, and increasing insecurity.”
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