UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. World Economic Forum photo

Hamas launches media campaign against Ban

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. World Economic Forum photo

Hamas is upset with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The terrorist organization controlling the Gaza is targeting Ban for his suggestion that a planned humanitarian flotilla, designed to break the Israeli security barricade, would not bring sufficient supplies to the people of Gaza. And would be counterproductive, confrontational and might possibly result in violence. Moon is asking governments in the region to prevent the flotilla, planned for later this month, from sailing.

Hamas is terming Ban’s communique a “dangerous deviation” from the UN’s founding principles. Hamas is calling on Ban to instead demand that Israel end the “siege” and support steps to transfer humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

The Popular Committee to Break the Siege on Gaza issued a press release on the Hamas website holding Ban responsible for the safety of Freedom Flotilla It charges that Ban is endorsing “Israeli piracy” by encouraging Israel to attack the flotilla.

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center says Rami Abdo, a European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza (ECESG) activist and one of the central figures organizing the flotilla, denounced the UN secretary-general’s appeal in a television interview. He said that the flotilla was a “popular activity” of civilian organizations and that governments could not prevent it from sailing, the center said.

The center says Zaher al-Birawi, Hamas activist living in Britain, who also serves as a spokesman for the International campaign to Break the Siege on Gaza, emphasized that the UN should protect the flotilla instead of inciting people against it.

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