Hamas police march through a street which is free of cars due to a petrol shortage, in Gaza City main street, Tuesday, April 8, 2008. The ruling Hamas militant group on Tuesday threatened to storm the Egyptian and Israeli borders if the two countries don't lift their blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israel reduced fuel shipments to Gaza several months ago to pressure Palestinian militants to halt rocket fire on Israeli border towns and the restrictions have disrupted car traffic throughout Gaza(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
At this moment in time, there are no cars driving on my street can I simply say the street is empty due the high cost of gasoline? How does he know the lack of cars on the street are due to a "petrol shortage"? There are cars running in Gaza and maybe they don't want to drive down this particular street. Look at this picture of Gaza City where they are driving.