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GAZA: Hamas wants uninspected shipments

Letter by Philip Peterson, Puyallup on June 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 104 Comments »
June 7, 2010 9:11 am

If groups want to ship humanitarian items to Gaza, why not offload them to Egypt, and have Egypt forward them? I suspect the reason they avoid this is that Egypt (or any country) is not going to allow freight to be offloaded and forwarded across their country without inspecting it.

It seems to me what is actually being sought is the ability to ship items directly to Hamas, without any inspection of those items.

Clearly there are not many motives for secrecy of this sort, unless your ultimate goal is to start shipping military ordnance once you have the right to drop items directly into the hands of Hamas uninspected.

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