Hamaz talks with the United Nations over the humanitarian situation in Gaza have failed, said the leader of the group in the enclave.
“It was a bad match, it was completely negative,” Yahya Sinvar said on Monday.
“The meeting with the UN delegation was thorough, they listened to us. “Unfortunately, there is no sign of any intention to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.”
Sinwar made the remarks at a news conference following a meeting with a high-level UN delegation, including the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Thor Wensland, in Gaza.
Sinwar also accused Israel of blackmailing “Palestinian groups, including Hamas,” into resolving the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Recent developments in Israel և Less than a month after Hamas agreed to a ceasefire ending an 11-day Israeli offensive in Gaza on 21 May.
The Israeli attack killed at least 257 Palestinians, including 66 children. Thirteen people have been killed in Israel, including two children.
Israeli attacks have also destroyed 1,148 residential and commercial units in Gaza, partially damaging 15,000, leaving more than 100,000 civilians displaced in UN-run schools and other host communities.
According to Israeli media reports, Sinwar has threatened to escalate tensions with Israel if it does not allow Qatar to transfer $ 30 million to the Gaza Strip to pay salaries.
In recent years, Qatar has disbursed hundreds of millions of dollars in cash to enable Hamas, which governs Gaza, to pay for fuel at the Shert power plant, pay civil servants, and provide assistance to tens of thousands of poor families.
Earlier this month, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said at a financial conference in St. Petersburg that the oil-rich Persian Gulf had invested about $ 1.4 billion in Gaza since 2012.
At the same time, Gaza’s Pepsi bottling company was forced to shut down, leaving hundreds jobless due to Israeli import restrictions this week, which were tightened during the 11-day Israeli offensive in Gaza, the company’s owners say.
With a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Israel on Monday allowed a limited restoration of exports from the enclave.
But it has maintained tighter imports of raw materials, including carbon dioxide’s syrup, which the bottling plant’s plant needs to make soft drinks, says Pepsi Gaza’s Hamam al-Yazidi.
“Yesterday we completely consumed the raw materials, և unfortunately we had to close the factory, sending 250 workers home,” said Yazjeji.
Prior to the fighting last month, he said, Pepsi Gaza was generally allowed to import supplies.
Disconnections could also occur at other plants in Gaza if Israeli restrictions are maintained, analysts say.
According to the United Nations, industry accounts for about 10 percent of Gaza’s dominant economy.
Asking for comment, a branch of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, COGAT, said: “Due to the security situation, it is not possible to import industrial raw materials from the state of Israel to the Gaza Strip.”
COGAT said Israel was allowing other imports into Gaza, including fuel, food, medicine and medical equipment.
Israel and neighboring Egypt have tight controls on the Gaza border, saying the restrictions are necessary to stop Hamas weapons and prevent their local production.
Egypt: The United Nations stepped up its mediation last week after Israeli airstrikes challenged a fragile ceasefire in Gaza.