Monday, February 9, 2009

aid shipments resume to Gaza

Hamas, which never surrendered to Israel, caved to UNRWA after the refugee agency suspended all aid until the aid that had been taken from it by Hamas was returned. Shipments resumed today.

However, the Israelis are still blocking some rather ridiculous aid items -- plastic bags and paper for textbooks most egregiously. As UNRWA's John Ging pointed out again today, among the textbooks that aren't being printed for the UN's Gaza schools are books that teach the children of Gaza about human rights. Some respect for human rights by everyone involved would, you know, come in handy right about now.

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