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December 15, 2013 11:45 am

Hamas Blames Israel for Floods Despite Receiving Emergency Aid From Jewish State

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Israeli relief, including oil, coordinated by the IDF, and crossing the Kerem Shalom border into the Gaza Strip, on December 13, 2013. Photo: IDF.

Israeli relief, including oil, coordinated by the IDF, and crossing the Kerem Shalom border into the Gaza Strip, on December 13, 2013. Photo: IDF.

JNS.org Israel opened the Kerem Shalom border crossing to the Gaza Strip on Friday to transfer emergency aid to residents suffering from wide-scale flooding and no heating.

The Jewish state sent gas for heating and water pumps to deal with the rampant flooding in Gaza. Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot stressed that Israel would do everything necessary to help the Gaza and Judea and Samaria populations, Israel Hayom reported.

Yet Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said, “Israel is the one to blame for what is happening in the Gaza Strip. The Knesset’s restriction on bringing building materials prevents us from fixing infrastructure and that is why we have floods.”

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