Palestinian Gas Crisis Spreads From Gaza to West Bank Amid Cold Snap

Liquefied petroleum gas is used by hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses for cooking and heating. Daily consumption is 1,300 tons, but inclement weather caused shipments from Israel to Palestinians to drop to only 500 tons a day.

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The cold wave now afflicting Israel obviously hasn’t spared the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. But the latter are facing an additional problem: a shortage of the liquefied petroleum gas used by hundreds of...