Sami Abu Zuhri
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Hamas criticises UN aid suspension in Gaza

The UN says it is suspending all its food distribution centres in the Gaza Strip after protesters angered by aid cutbacks stormed one of its compounds.

The UN Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa) said the centres would stay closed until it received security assurances for its property and staff.

A spokesman for Hamas, which governs the area, has criticised the decision.

Sami Abu Zuhri said: "We are asking Unrwa to rethink their decision and we would like to assure the importance of the continuity of the Unrwa role in helping Palestinian refugees."

  • 05 Apr 2013