Gaza aid workers fear impact of Hamas collusion allegations
Getting foreign aid to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza has never been easy, but aid workers say Israeli allegations that several of their own colluded with Hamas could make it even harder. In the past week three Palestinian aid workers have been accused of working with Hamas in Gaza, where humanitarians already felt squeezed between restrictions from Israel and the Islamist group which controls the strip. The separate indictments of the Gaza head of major charity World Vision and a UN engineer on charges of working for Hamas have been met by aid workers in Gaza with a mixture of scepticism, fear and self-analysis.
13 April, 2015 NGOs demand urgent change in world’s approach to Gaza Six months after donors pledged billions for devastated Gaza, only a quarter of the funds have materialised and not one destroyed home has been rebuilt, a coalition of aid groups said in a report Monday. The report, "Charting a New Course: Overcoming the Stalemate in Gaza", warns that […]
29 January, 2012 Israel shuts charity, sports club for ‘Hamas ties’ Israeli police on Sunday temporarily shut down a charity foundation and sports centre in east Jerusalem, suspected of serving as fronts for Hamas activity, a police spokeswoman told AFP.
12 March, 2012 Israel’s missile shield aces first serious test Israel's Iron Dome rocket shield has aced its first serious test. Gaza's Hamas rulers have been careful to stay on the sidelines. And Islamic Jihad — now closer to Iran than is its larger rival Hamas — is taking the lead in this round against Israel.