The United Nations stopped shipping food into Gaza - at least partly because Hamas stole what they'd sent before. The U.N. wants Hamas to release the food, and give it to the people it was intended for.
It gets worse. Or better, depending on where you stand:
"...On Tuesday, the U.N.'s Office for Humanitarian Affairs issued a report on the Jan. 6 incident that claimed the lives of 43 Palestinians, stating that 'the shelling, and all of the fatalities, took place outside rather than inside the school.'..."
The U.N.'s failure to blame Israel for stealing the food and acknowledgment that the deaths at that UNRWA school were outside the school, not inside, are more Zionist lies: or a rather serious crack in the United Nations' traditional stance on the poor Palestinians and Oppressor Israel.
I like to think that blaming the Jews is becoming unfashionable at the United Nations, but it's early days yet. If UNRWA, other agencies, and quite a number of member states move into the universe the rest of us live in, it's good news.
If not, it's business as usual.
- "U.N. Condemns (What Else?) Israel: This Time it's Over an 'Aid Complex'"
(January 15, 2009)
- "United Nations Schools Okay With Hiring Terrorists"
(January 14, 2009)
- "U.N. Increasingly Critical of Hamas, Softening on Israel"
FOXNews (February 7, 2009)
- "UN's Ban demands Hamas release seized Gaza food aid"
Reuters, February 6, 2009
- "Israeli crossing ban halts UN program preaching non-violence to Gaza's young"
Xinhua (February 6, 2009)
- Xinhua apparently believes what UNRWA says about itself, and thinks "The Star Team" teaches non-violence.
- "Gaza: U.N. Agency Stops Its Imports"
The New York Times (February 6, 2009)