Posted by: Lister | February 6, 2009

UN halts Gaza aid

After Hamas took control of a second aid-delivery. The BBC:

The UN aid agency in Gaza says it has suspended all relief shipments after hundreds of tonnes worth of food aid were seized by the Hamas government.

[…] Unrwa said the trucks of food had been imported from Egypt, and were due to be collected by its staff at the Kerem Shalom crossing on Friday.

“The food was taken away by trucks contracted by the Ministry of Social Affairs,” the agency said in a statement.

It was the second incident in three days. On Tuesday, 3,500 blankets and more than 400 food parcels were seized at gunpoint from a distribution centre in Gaza, the UN said.


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