A spokesman from the UN stated that Hamas Police raided a UN warehouse stealing 3500 blankets and 400 food parcels. The UN condemned the actions and demanded the aid be returned.
Ahmed al-Kurd, the Hamas Social Affairs Minister denied the claims, however he did admit that there were disputes with the UN agency about how to distribute the aid. The UN was accused of giving aid to opponents of Hamas.
Since Israel imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip, approximately half the population has come to rely on UN food aid.