Skip to content

UNBELIEVABLE: 20 rockets found at United Nations agency in Gaza

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/18/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Weapons were found in 'the course of the regular inspection of its premises'

Some 20 rockets were found in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. The weapons were found in "the course of the regular inspection of its premises," the United Nations Relief and Works Agency said in a statement. The agency also added that the school was vacant.

This latest incident would confirm Israel's oft-repeated claim that Hamas and other Gazan terror groups use civilian infrastructure to hide weapons.

This latest incident would confirm Israel's oft-repeated claim that Hamas and other Gazan terror groups use civilian infrastructure to hide weapons.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/18/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Gaza, United Nations, missiles, school


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations. This is a flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises under international law," the statement read.

This latest incident would confirm Israel's oft-repeated claim that Hamas and other Gazan terror groups use civilian infrastructure to hide weapons.

Let's all pray that people make the right decisions in this conflict --

"Yet again, Gaza terrorists abuse U.N. facilities to carry out their violent activities. Hamas and other terror groups are determined to put civilians in harm's way and will respect nothing in their violent frenzy," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yigal Palmor told newspaper reporters.

"We expect the U.N. and the international community to condemn and to act strongly against this brazen violation of international humanitarian law, which endangers children and UN humanitarian activities."

This incident was reportedly "the first of its kind in Gaza," the organization said. "Endangered civilians including staff and put at risk UNRWA's vital mission to assist and protect Palestinian refugees in Gaza."

The agency also informed all officials after the discovery of the rockets that they "successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects in order to preserve the safety and security of the school."

Officials from the agency, known for being critical of Israeli policies vis-ŕ-vis the Palestinians, have been summoned to the Foreign Ministry. They have apologized to Israel for the incident, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said.

The agency has launched a "comprehensive investigation" into the incidence, the statement said.

The group has been charged with taking care of the welfare of Palestinian refugees, has "strong, established procedures to maintain the neutrality of all its premises, including a strict no-weapons policy and routine inspections of its installations, to ensure they are only used for humanitarian purposes," a statement read. "UNRWA will uphold and further reinforce its procedures."

The United Nations was founded as an alternative to war. Over the years, however, the U.N. has been used as a body to further and aid war. This latest incident, where civilians were put in harm's way, indicates either a culpable - or deeply inept organization. In either case, the U.N. is not doing the U.S. and its allies any favors.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for SEPTEMBER 2017
Parishes.
That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.


Comments


More Middle East

The Catholic Mass returns to Mosul Watch

Image of The Mass has returned to Mosul.

Following the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from the hands of the Islamic State, Christians are cautiously returning to the city. And as they ... continue reading


Rare Christian mosaic unearthed in Jerusalem Watch

Image of The mosaic is undergoing restoration for possible display.

Workers installing communication cables in Jerusalem's Old City have unearthed a Byzantine Christian mosaic inscribed with honors to ... continue reading


President Trump announces new strategy for Afghanistan - do we get to win this time? Watch

Image of The number of U.S. troops will increase as President Trump orders a new offensive in the region.

President Trump has announced a new strategy for the U.S. in Afghanistan that involves a significant investment in winning the conflict ... continue reading


People in Yemen are dying of a foul and dreaded disease as civil war grips the country Watch

Image of Cholera is a killer disease, easily treated, but without care, will kill half of its victims.

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has now infected over half-a-million people, the latest terrible byproduct of a raging civil war that is ... continue reading


TRUE AGAIN! Archaeologists discover site of Biblical town of Bethsaida Watch

Image of Bethsaida is also the location where Jesus fed 5,000 people.

Archaeologists think they have found the lost city of Bethsaida, which was once home to the apostles Peter, Andrew, and Philip. LOS ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.