Israel has attempted to deliver humanitarian aid from an international flotilla to Gaza, but Hamas -- which controls the territory -- has refused to accept the cargo, the Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday.See also "Who cares about Gazans? Not the flotilla!" (TEOZ, June 4,2010). Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and even Syria, by contrast, are cooperating with Israel to distribute humanitarian aide to Gaza. The politicization of aid by the flotilla is clarified by a recent report in Der Spiegel.
Palestinian sources confirmed that trucks that arrived from Israel at the Rafah terminal at the Israel-Gaza border were barred from delivering the aid.
Ra'ed Fatooh, in charge of the crossings, and Jamal Khudari, head of a committee against the Gaza blockade, said Israel must release all flotilla detainees and that it will be accepted in the territory only by the Free Gaza Movement people who organized the flotilla.
Monday, June 07, 2010
Hamas not interested in humanitarian aid?
According to CNN: