Herzog: UN aid theft 'further proof Hamas makes life miserable for Gazans'

Responding to Hamas stealing thousands of blankets and food packages from a UN warehouse in the Gaza Strip, Welfare and Social Services Minister Isaac Herzog said the incident was "further proof that Hamas is continuing to make life miserable for the population of Gaza and will use any means to intensify its suffering." During Operation Cast Lead, Herzog said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, "Hamas leaders worried about their own welfare and security while totally neglecting the population." Herzog, who overlooks humanitarian aid in Gaza, said that Israel would continue to demand that any aid transferred to the Strip be "directed for the welfare of the civilian population only."