Hamas Grabs UN Supplies At Gunpoint

Armed Hamas police broke into a Gaza City warehouse packed with United Nations humanitarian supplies and seized thousands of blankets and food packages.

It was a rare public clash between the international agency that feeds much of the territory and the militant group that rules it.

The incident also highlighted difficulties facing donors seeking to bypass Hamas while helping Gazans to survive and rebuild after Israel’s punishing military operation. In New York, UN deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe said the UN Relief and Works Agency “condemned in the strongest terms” the confiscation of its aid supplies. The UN demanded the items be returned, but they remained with Hamas yesterday.

The policemen took 3500 blankets and over 400 food parcels ready for distribution to 500 families, said UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness.

“They were armed. They seized this. They took it by force.”

The seizure took place after UNRWA staff refused to hand over the aid supplies to the Hamas-run Ministry of Social Affairs, he said. Similar aid packages were distributed to 70,000 residents over the past two weeks.

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Source: nzherald.co.nz

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4 Responses to Hamas Grabs UN Supplies At Gunpoint

  1. You won’t see a lot of screaming over this one, but if we Israelis did it then WOW you would hear them howl at the moon for months over it…

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