UNRWA suspends Gaza aid after Hamas steals supplies

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    UNRWA informed the IDF on Friday that it is suspending its humanitarian aid deliveries to the Gaza Strip after Hamas stole supplies the United Nations organization had transferred to the Palestinian territory.

    The seizure of the 200 tons of supplies took place Thursday night and in response, UNRWA officials informed the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration that it was suspending its deliveries to the Gaza Strip until further notice. The supplies confiscated included flour and other basic commodities.

    The transfer of 40 truckloads of humanitarian supplies - some 800 tons - planned for Sunday has already been canceled.

    It was the second time this week that Hamas stole UN supplies transferred to the Gaza Strip for impoverished Palestinians.

    The first incident took place Tuesday evening when armed Hamas police broke into a Gaza warehouse packed with UN humanitarian supplies and seized thousands of blankets and food packages.

    The seizure took place after UNRWA staff earlier refused to hand over the aid supplies to the Hamas-run Ministry of Social Affairs.

    "We received a phone call this morning from UNRWA officials that they have decided to suspend their deliveries after Hamas stole supplies from one of the organization's warehouses in the Gaza Strip," explained a senior official.

    The official said that the IDF noticed the trend already during Operation Cast Lead last month, when despite the fighting, Israel transferred close to 80 trucks a day to the Strip.

    Nuaf Atar, a Fatah operative captured during the operation, told the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) that Hamas government officials "took over" humanitarian aid Israel allowed in to the Gaza Strip and sold it when it was supposed to be distributed for free.

    UNRWA Spokesman Sami Mshasha confirmed that the organization had suspended its deliveries to Gaza after Hamas stole its supplies.

    "This is the second incident this week and this is a point of great concern for us and sets a bad precedent and if we are to provide services to people in Gaza after such an ordeal we need assurances that our work will be unimpeded," Mshasha said. "We cannot subjugate our work to the Ministry of Social Affairs in Gaza."

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    I suppose UNRWA is now part of the ZOG conspiracy
     
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    To some, I'm sure, that will seem to be the only possible explanation.
     
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    Of course, heaven forbid that a UN Agency should actually respond appropriately. :cuckoo:
     
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    Ironically, NOW that they release this type of arab-hating story, the UN is a totally lovable bear with big plushy, huggable arms for zionists everywhere! When just last month....
     
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    Ironically you find no problem with Hamas STEALING aid and then SELLING it to the highest bidder. Israel shipped in TONS of aid and saw the same thing happen.
     
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    we covered this yesterday. When This organization chooses to SELECTIVELY offer aid only to a particular political affiliation then your claim of stealing pretty much sounds like the king crying about Robin Hood hunting in his forest.


    Again, FUNNY how all of a sudden the UN is an organization to be believed and trusted with unflinching loyalty now that THIS is the story being issued and not civilian casualties in this last example of zionist genocide.... FUNNY how that SELECTIVE standard works!
     
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    Funny how YOU believed every word the UN uttered until they said that Hamas stole aid supplies.
     
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    The 'Palestinian' population has only quintupled since 1948...hell of a genocide.
     
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    Yeah, Shogun has a difficult time with real definitions. He has his own made up versions for words like terrorist and genocide. Ive never understood the logic of using the word "genocide" in situations where genocide is clearly not happening. I guess people do it to make the situation sound worse than it really is, in an effort to garner sympathy, but the problem with that is, all parties are well aware that genocide isnt taking place. Its a strange phenomena and i dont get it.

    I mean in all honesty, even if you were to judge this by the most ferocious fighting theyve ever had, during the couple weeks "Operation Cast Lead" was in effect, they only killed a little over 1,000 people. They rolled in there with tanks and hundreds of thousands of bullets, thousands of infantry, in that tiny little strip where 1.5 million people are packed together, and only a thousand die and you want to call it genocide? Clearly, everyone understands that is not the definition genocide, right?

    So, Shogun...why DID you use THAT word?
     
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