UN Chief Condemns Attack On UN School In Gaza – IDF Says Hamas Rocket May Have Hit The UNRWA School

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bkmSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning a deadly attack on a UN school for Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza that killed many Palestinians who sought refuge there from Israeli shelling as well as UN staff.

The UN chief again demanded that Israel and Hamas abide by international humanitarian law during their conflict and respect “the sanctity of civilian life, the inviolability of UN premises” and protect humanitarian workers.

He said in a statement in Erbil, Iraq, which was released at UN headquarters, that the “circumstances are still unclear.”

Ban said UN staff are attempting to arrange “a humanitarian pause in the hostilities could be evacuated.”

“Today’s attack underscores the imperative for the killing to stop – and to stop now,” Ban said.

The Israeli military said Thursday it was reviewing the deadly attack on a UN school in northern Gaza, saying that rockets launched by Hamas had landed in the Beit Hanoun area during fighting, and that those rockets may be responsible for the deaths.

At least 15 people were killed in the strike, Palestinian officials said.

(AP)

13 COMMENTS

  1. To the Honorable Mr monkey boom or whatever your name is how about a little role reversal we will tell you are complaints against you and you will be the one forced to answer. First question how is it that there are weapons in a UN run schools.

  2. Hey Dumb Gum Chump,
    Stop protecting the terrorists by hiding them, helping them, and storing their rockets in the schools for them and maybe your schools will stand untouched.
    Until that happens you should keep your trap shut.

  3. any UN ‘schools” in Gaza are legitimate targets. Even if any “innocent civilians” are hurt, the blame lays squarely with the enemy.

  4. Vadim, because iron dome is outside of Gaza protecting cities in Israel. This school is in Gaza and a rocket coming from Gaza might only have few seconds before impact.

  5. Fact; (a) 20 rockets were found in the UN RUN SCHOOL IN GAZA ,the UN in Gaza called Hamas TO PICK THEM UP.(b)20 more rockets were found in a UN RUN SCHOOL IN GAZA .The UN IN GAZA IS HELPING HAMAS AGAINST ISRAEL therefore they deserve whats coming to them.

  6. Mr. Ban Ki Moon – You should be aware that Hamas doesn’t think there in “the sanctity of civilian life”.. If they did there would be no war.

  7. if Ban Ki Moon doesn’t want his schools to be a target then they should stop storing missles for the Hamas! He is an active accomplice to the interational crime called TERROR!!
    He should be court martialled!!