Deadly Consequences Of Israeli Incursion Into Gaza
Annan Voices Alarm At Deadly Consequences Of Israeli Incursion Into Gaza
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced alarm at the deadly consequences of a two-day Israeli incursion into the northern Gaza Strip, noting that there were reportedly at least 10 civilians, including five children under the age of 15, among the Palestinian deaths.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Annan said he was aware that the incursion followed rocket and mortar fire against Israeli targets.
"However, the Secretary-General urges Israel to
respect its obligations under international law as an
occupying power regarding the use of disproportionate force
in civilian areas," the statement added.