An organization internationally recognized as a terrorist organization, an organization which took over the Gaza strip in a very violent coup in 2007, an organization which provoked the recent Israeli attack on Gaza by firing thousands of rockets at Israeli civilian areas, then proceeded to deliberately put Palestinians in harm's way during the recent conflagration, now wishes to control the flow of relief efforts in to Gaza.
Excuse me, but isn't that a little like putting the lions in charge of the zoo? From an AFP report:
GAZA CITY (AFP) — The Hamas-run government in Gaza said on Saturday it would create a committee of senior officials to oversee all relief efforts in the territory after Israel's massive assault earlier this month.
The National High Committee for Relief will be headed by Ahmed al-Kurd, the Hamas-appointed minister of social affairs, and will distribute some 35 million euros (45 million dollars) to those who lost family members or their homes.
"It will be the only body to oversee and supervise the rescue. We will be in contact with all other bodies, whether local, national or international, to organise[sic] the relief," Kurd said at a Gaza City news conference.