Protestors arrived at the Nitzana Crossing to block aid going to Gaza, highlighting that all aid to Gaza is ultimately taken by Hamas. Upon arriving, the protestors discovered that the trucks had come from the Ashdod port and were carrying flour for Gaza. The labels on the trucks indicated that the recipient of the flour is UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which Israel recently lambasted because its employees took part in the Oct. 7th massacre.
Notably, over the past few days, Israel has praised several countries for pausing UNRWA funding given the findings.
Yet, in parallel, Israel is allowing many trucks into Gaza with UNRWA as the listed recipient. These shipments now include flour from the Ashdod Port which passes the Nitzana crossing on its way to the Gaza Strip.
It is worth highlighting that many private organizations that donate to UNRWA to support Gaza have been labeled as supporting terror and even directly provided funds to Hamas. Several countries have outlawed these organizations.
For example, the British organization Muslim Hands, was uncovered to be associated with Hamas and was outlawed in Britain. Nonetheless, the organization maintains a Facebook page, where its regular donations to Gaza are documented. A few days ago, the Facebook page contained a video of an UNRWA official thanking Muslim Hands for its support.
Likewise, the Turkish organization IHH has supported UNRWA and was labeled a terrorist organization by Israel and other countries. IHH has regularly been accused of involvement in conflicts around the world where it claims to provide humanitarian aid, but instead smuggles weapons or funds for terror.
In Israel, IHH is most known for the infamous Mavi Marmara flotilla it organized, and for regular anti-Israel demonstrations it holds in Turkey.