“Hamas’s failure to secure the passages into the Gaza Strip drew criticism from an unlikely source on Thursday, John Ging, who heads the United Nation’s Relief and Works Agency’s operations in the Strip.  ‘It is very clear the responsibility lies with the Palestinians,’ Ging told The Jerusalem Post by telephone from Gaza, on a day when Palestinians fired mortar shells at two of the three open passages into Gaza.  Such activity, he said, "directly impacts on the humanitarian plight of the Palestinians living in Gaza." ….Ging cited a report issued a day earlier by Gisha, the Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, which said that since the closure, 75% of Gaza’s factories had shut down.  The deepening poverty as a result of the closures meant that more humanitarian assistance would be needed, he said.  "It is pushing more and more people into the poverty trap," Ging said.” Click here to read full article