Aid? What aid? Oh, that aid. Nahh, can’t be bothered. It’s not needed around here guv.
Hamas officials on Wednesday refused to allow into the Gaza Strip 21 truckloads of humanitarian aid that had been offloaded from the Gaza-bound flotilla ships currently docked at Ashdod Port, until “all” of those detained in Monday’s naval raid were released.
The deportation of those detainees – except for those who have refused efforts to return them to their home countries – was in its final stages on Wednesday night, as hundreds of people were flown out of Ben-Gurion Airport to Istanbul, before continuing on to their final destinations.
How does it go? The Isray-eeli blockade is starving the Gazastinians. Isray-eel is evil, Isray-eel is killing the children.
Hamas refused on Wednesday to allow the aid equipment that was captured by the IDF aboard the flotilla ships earlier this week to enter the Gaza Strip.
“We refuse to receive the humanitarian aid until all those who were detained aboard the ships are released,” said Ahmed Kurd, Minister for Social Welfare in the Hamas government said.
It’s fair to say that puts that one to bed: mission accomplished, propaganda war against the offspring of pigs and monkeys advanced – tip the goods into the sea.
For more, see the Guardian. I would happily have linked to a BBC piece on the Hamas refusal to take the goods, but I couldn’t find any.