No power, water or fuel to Gaza until hostages freed, says Israel minister

After fifth night of bombardment concerns grow over dwindling water, food and fuel supplies in strip

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Israel has said there will be no humanitarian break to its siege of the Gaza Strip until all its hostages are freed, amid growing concern over dwindling water, food and fuel supplies after a fifth night of bombardment.

The energy minister, Israel Katz, wrote on social media that no “electrical switch will be turned on, no water hydrant will be opened and no fuel truck will enter” until the “abductees” are free.

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