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Friday, December 31, 2010

Israel to compensate PA for Paz fuel theft scandal

Ma'an – A Palestinian Authority lawsuit against Israeli fuel company Paz Oil for stealing fuel will be settled by the Israeli government, officials said on Thursday, and will see the PA compensated for losses.

The suit came after workers accused Paz Oil transporters of siphoning profits from the daily petrol it is contractually required to deliver under a two-year deal with the PA that expires in September.

Documents, photographs, and testimony obtained by Ma'an reveal that 2,000 liters of fuel sold to the PA disappeared in July, between Ashdod, Israel and two transfer stations along the Green Line, which separates Israel from the occupied Palestinian territories. Later, the PA announced that it would sue the company. Read more