UN Blames IDF for Attacks on Hamas Rocket Caches

Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon deplores IDF attacks on 'UN schools' - despite three proven incidents they were being used to store rockets.

Tova Dvorin,

Ban Ki-Moon
Ban Ki-Moon
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A UN inquiry on Monday blamed the Israeli military for seven attacks on UN schools in Gaza that Hamas claimed were "being used as shelters" during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. 

"I deplore the fact that at least 44 Palestinians were killed as a result of Israeli actions and at least 227 injured at United Nations premises being used as emergency shelters," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a letter to the Security Council.

He failed to mention, however, that Hamas used UN facilities as a front, along with other civilian buildings such as hospitals, and openly encouraged civilians to become human shields during the war. 

A detailed study after Operation Protective Edge proved 49% of the casualties in Gaza were terrorists, meaning the IDF achieved a 1:1 civilian to combatant ratio almost unprecedented in urban warfare.

No fewer than three United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools were found, during the course of Israel’s 50-day Operation Protective Edge, to be serving for storage of rockets for the terrorist organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad. 

After the first finding of rockets at an UNRWA school, it was reported that rather than destroying the rockets, UNRWA workers called Hamas to come remove them to use in their terror war on Israeli civilians.

In another incident, three IDF soldiers were killed and seven others wounded in a booby-trapped UN clinic that was situated on top of terror tunnel entrances, showing the complicity of the UN in Gaza-based terror against Israel.

During the course of the Israeli operation, it was Israel that was criticized, both by the UN and the U.S., for attacking UNRWA facilities. Washington called one strike on terrorists operating adjacent to a UN school "disgraceful." 

The IDF proved that terrorists in several cases fired rockets from the schools, prompting the response.

AFP contributed to this report




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