Israel: UN to take seized flotilla goods to Gaza

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli military says an agreement has been reached with the United Nations to deliver tons of aid to Gaza carried on a flotilla attacked by Israeli naval commandos on May 31.

The military said the U.N. will supervise use of the goods, including food, clothes and medicine. Up to now, the Hamas rulers of Gaza have refused to accept the aid as a protest against Israel’s three-year blockade.

U.N. Spokesman Richard Miron confirmed the agreement. It was unclear when the goods would be transferred and whether all the cargo will be sent.

Israel seized tons of goods from the six-ship flotilla in a bloody raid last month that left nine pro-Palestinian activists dead.

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