Christian Aid‘s (CA) partner the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) demonstrated its humanitarian actions in a relief operation following the Gaza sewage flood.  However, the primacy of CA’s political campaigning is demonstrated in a March 19, 2007 press release, in which only one line addresses humanitarian issues. CA calls on international support for the Palestinian national unity government but ignores Hamas’ continued terrorist activity, and places the blame for continued conflict and poverty entirely on Israel: "Gaza is a prison – 1.4 million people are trapped and the result is violence. Sanctions, closure and isolation are killing us."