Defense Ministry official: Hamas claims of Gaza food shortage are baseless

Hamas's claims of a food shortage in Gaza are baseless, head of the Defense Ministry Crossing Directorate, Bezalel Treiber, said Thursday. Treiber told Israel Radio that in recent months, thousand of tons of food had been transferred to the Strip daily and that every week, hundreds of sick Gazas leave for medical treatment. The Defense Ministry official went on to say that the international organizations which donate food to the Palestinians told him that there had not been so much food in Gaza for a long time.