Palestinian officials stated on Thursday that Israel allowed limited amount of fuel, excluding car-gas, to enter Gaza, through Al shajaeyeh border crossing also known as "Nahal owzze" on Wednesday after closing the border terminal for two hours under the claim that the border officials received security alarms. Mohamad Showa, head of the petrol stations committee in Gaza, said that the crossing opened yesterday from 12 pm (local time) for limited hours, he added that during those hours, restricted amounts of gas, petrol, and processed fuel entered Gaza. Showa hoped that Israel will keep its part of the truce deal starting today to continue to allow the limited amounts of fuel to enter to meet the amount that Gazans need. Israel has placed the Gaza Strip under total siege since June 2007, leaving the Strip lacking medicine, fuel and food.