Sine then the aid has been refused by Hamas, which shows us this is not about aid. It is about causing problems for Israel, and the international community continually falls for it.
Hamas Refuses Israel’s Delivery of Flotilla Supplies (Update1)
By Jonathan Ferziger and Saud Abu Ramadan
(Bloomberg) — Hamas refused to accept an Israeli delivery of at least 20 truckloads of humanitarian aid from the flotilla of ships that commandos intercepted in a raid that left nine people dead.
Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip and Israel’s Defense Ministry said today the cargo, including medical supplies, clothing, blankets and toys, was held up at the Kerem Shalom crossing after being brought 38 kilometers (23.6 miles) south from the port in Ashdod.
Hamas said it wouldn’t take the aid because Israel confiscated some of the supplies and was still holding some of the more than 700 passengers involved in the May 31 attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. Israel said last night it had expelled all foreigners from the ships except for seven who are hospitalized. It is also detaining an Israeli Arab religious leader who may be prosecuted. Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the U.S. and the European Union.