Israel accused Hamas Sunday of blocking a convoy of humanitarian help vans destined for the northern Gaza Strip beneath a deal to launch further Israeli hostages held by the Palestinian terrorist group.
The Coordination of Government Activities within the Territories (COGAT) posted a picture on Twitter of an extended line of help vans and stated that Hamas was stopping them from coming into.
This is what occurred about an hour in the past on the highway main to the northern Gaza Strip:
A Hamas checkpoint blocked the vans delivering humanitarian help to the residents of northern Gaza.
To Hamas, residents of Gaza are their final precedence pic.twitter.com/S5Q4omFSL6
— COGAT (@cogatonline) November 26, 2023
The picture exhibits ambulances shifting south into the southern Gaza Strip, and a big convoy of help vans, lined up, dealing with north.
Under the deal, Hamas is to launch not less than 50 Israeli hostages, all girls and youngsters, over 4 days, in return for a pause in combating; a launch of 150 feminine and teenage Palestinian terror convicts; and 200 help vans day by day, together with 50 to Northern Gaza.
Dr. Ron Schleifer, who research psychological warfare at Ariel University, commented on Hamas’s blockade by noting that it had a propaganda goal.
Groups like Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) realized from the North Vietnamese expertise in battle in opposition to the United States, he stated, and would make their very own individuals undergo if doing so would yield propaganda wins within the West.
Such propaganda victories may very well be more practical than army victories on the bottom in attaining the teams’ goals.
Hamas has routinely uncovered Palestinian civilians to the impacts of battle after which proven — or staged — the end result for publication by the worldwide media. The result’s international outrage in opposition to Israel and stress on Israel to cease the battle in opposition to Hamas.
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