UN chief 'accomplice' in UNRWA school attack: Hamas

At least 10 Palestinians were killed and 50 others injured on Sunday when Israeli artillery shelled another school run by the U.N. Palestinian refugees agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip

UN chief 'accomplice' in UNRWA school attack: Hamas

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Gaza-based resistance movement Hamas on Sunday accused United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being an "accomplice" with Israel in attacking a school run by the U.N. Palestinian refugees agency (UNRWA) in southern Gaza Strip earlier in the day.

"Ban Ki-moon is an accomplice in this massacre," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said. "He is particularly so because of his silence towards the Israeli attacks while expressing sadness for the killing of Israeli troops," he added in a press statement.

At least 10 Palestinians were killed and 50 others injured on Sunday when Israeli artillery shelled the Anas al-Wazir school in Rafah town, southern Gaza.

Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip – home to 1.8 million people – for the past four weeks with the stated aim of halting rocket fire.

At least 1766 Palestinians – mostly civilians – have been killed and more than 9320 others injured in relentless Israeli attacks on the beleaguered territory.

The Israeli troops had previously pounded two UNRWA-run schools housing displaced Palestinians. The attacks left many dead or injured.

Gaza-based resistance factions, meanwhile, have continued to fire rockets at Israeli cities in response to the ongoing Israeli attacks.

At least 63 Israeli soldiers have also been killed in battles with Palestinian fighters and three civilians in rocket attacks.

Israel's military operation, dubbed operation "Protective Edge," is the self-proclaimed Jewish state's third major offensive against the densely-populate Gaza Strip within the last six years.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Ağustos 2014, 17:17

Muhammed Öylek

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