Nickolay Mladenov
Nickolay MladenovReuters

The UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Friday blasted Israel following the deaths of Palestinian Arab teens in the violent riots along the Gaza-Israel border.

“It is outrageous to shoot at children! How does the killing of a child in Gaza today help peace? It doesn’t! It fuels anger and breeds more killing. Children must be protected from violence, not exposed to it, not killed! This tragic incident must be investigated,” he wrote on Twitter.

Gazans continued their violent riots along the border with Israel on Friday, as they have done every Friday since March 30.

Some 3,000 Palestinian Arabs tried to approach the security infrastructure, burning tires nearby and trying to fly kites with firebombs attached to them.

A number of these kites, a new method which the rioters began to use last week, breached Israeli territory and were extinguished.

Mladenov’s statement, however, made no mention of the violence or the firebombs used by the rioters.

Organizers in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip have called on Gazans to continue to march en masse to the frontier with Israel and cross over into Israeli territory.

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas last week welcomed the marches, claiming they are a means of “peaceful resistance”.

UN officials have routinely blamed Israel for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Despite the accusations, Israel continues to regularly allow humanitarian aid and construction materials into Gaza, even though its terrorist rulers continue to attack southern Israel with rockets and openly threaten to destroy the Jewish state.

Gaza’s Hamas rulers use the money and materials they receive to build terrorist tunnels that infiltrate into Israel.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)