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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Hamas claims that new cement will not benefit the "ordinary citizen"

Hamas' coordinator for goods from Israel, Raed Fattouh, said that the cement that is now coming into Gaza both from the flotilla and from others is all earmarked for "international projects" and will not benefit ordinary Gazans.

Which is strange, because while UNRWA is also saying that the cement and other building materials it plans to bring into Gaza is meant for "international projects," it defines them as including rebuilding the houses destroyed during Cast Lead - which is specifically for ordinary citizens.

Given that UNRWA has a track record of building houses for Gazans, seems to be a bit more believable.