Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Giving aid is not true blockade

I really am starting to think Israel should take PR lessons from Hamas. Something like – if you don’t stop firing rockets at us we will kill you. As crazy as it sounds it sure beats the blockade that isn’t really a blockade. Now the blockade on the Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter was a real blockade. Ynet News reports:
Israel delivered fuel on Monday to a UN aid agency in the Gaza Strip, a day after the organization said fuel shortages would force it to halt food deliveries to many refugees in the Palestinians enclave. Peter Lerner, spokesman for Israel's military coordinator for Gaza, said the fuel was piped into the Gaza Strip "as requested" by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides aid to about a third of Gaza's population. UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness said the fuel would be enough to continue their food delivery operations for approximately 20 days.

Of course, neither the Israelis nor UNRWA have any kind of commitment from Hamas not to steal the fuel.

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