«(...) Hamas still is refusing to accept aid that was sent on the flotilla last week that tried to break through the Israeli sea embargo. Hamas spokesmen said accepting the aid would be admitting to Israeli’s sovereignty over the Gaza coast, as stipulated in the Oslo Accords and in the unilateral withdrawal of Jews and the IDF from the Gaza area five years ago.
However, Gaza is doing fine without the flotilla cargo. Since the beginning of the year, Israel has shipped through Gaza crossing nearly 22,000 tons of cooking oil, more than 89,000 tons of rice, fruit and vegetables, 110,000 tons of wheat, and 38,000 tons of meat, chicken and fish products. INN brings a weekly report of the cargo that goes into Gaza.
In addition, Gaza residents have received hundreds of tons of flour, dairy products, sugar and other food products, nearly 4,900 tons of medical equipment and medicine, nearly 600 tons of clothing and shows and more than 10,000 tons of cement.
Critics have falsely claimed that Israel is not letting any building material into Gaza. Building materials are closely supervised to prevent use for non civilian purposes. The flotilla brought tons of cement on its cargo ships, and Israel said it wanted safeguards that the material would not be used by Hamas to build cement bunkers and smuggling tunnels.During the same period, Egypt had sealed its border with Gaza, opening it only last week in a political move to weaken the image of Israel in the world following the flotilla clash.»
In Arutz Sheva/Israel National News: