Israel: UN to deliver Gaza aid

The Israeli military said today that an agreement has been reached with the United Nations to deliver tons of aid to Gaza carried on a flotilla attacked by Israeli commandos last month.

The military said the UN 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.

UN spokesman Richard Miron confirmed the agreement. It is unclear when the goods will be transferred and whether all the cargo will be sent.

Israel seized tons of goods from the six-ship flotilla in a bloody raid on May 31 that left nine pro-Palestinian activists dead.

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