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Hamas prevents humanitarian aid delivery to Gaza

6:44 pm - 06/07/2010
The bulk of the humanitarian aid from the Turkish flotilla that has been confiscated by Israel has been released and is awaiting delivery to Gaza, however Hamas prevents the goods from being delivered according to Der Spiegel.

"The aid shipment that the Palestinian activists' flotilla was hoping to bring to Gaza before they were halted by Israeli commandos is now awaiting delivery. But Hamas will only let the badly needed goods into the territory under certain conditions. "

When and if Hamas eventually lets the goods in, it is unlikely that they will reach these in need. Most probably that the aid will be distributed among Hamas supporters.

"Hamas supporters get prefabricated housing, furnishings and paid work. We get nothing"

naatz 7th-Jun-2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
I've found that it's a lot harder to find people who support Israel blindly than finding people who support the Palestinians blindly.

naatz 7th-Jun-2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Easy to do what?

naatz 7th-Jun-2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
As an Israeli, I have yet to meet one. {Well, there were those few Egyptians -- but they were rather bizarre.}

paulnolan 7th-Jun-2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
There's a few knocking around this community - chances are you'll run into them eventually. Biggest ones are probably gruimed and mayush17.
gruimed 7th-Jun-2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
It is quite telling that the only two examples you could think of both happen to be Israelis.
paulnolan 7th-Jun-2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Only two?

merig00. Who isn't Israeli.

Now apologise for whatever you were insinuating with the "it is quite telling" comment.
gruimed 7th-Jun-2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
So we have one out of a few hundreds probably which definitely proves the original point that "it's a lot harder to find people who support Israel blindly than finding people who support the Palestinians blindly"
naatz 7th-Jun-2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Who are both Israeli. I don't know mayush17, but from my above discussions with gruimed, he's not a die-hard, follow-Israel-blindly sort of guy. Like I said earlier, this community is apparently not doing so well at reading and understanding frustrated Israelis' rhetoric, and this level of frustration is definitely not blind support. I suspect that mayush17 is rather similar, but again, I don't know her.

paulnolan 7th-Jun-2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
There's non-Israeli ones too (e.g. merig00 - they just sprung to mind as the most vocal ones over this last week.
naatz 7th-Jun-2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I just went back to read merig00's comments -- nope, no blind support there. S/He expresses clear dislike of the settlements.

naatz 7th-Jun-2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
I feel sorry for you, then. Blind support for anything is ugly.

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