World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Incident at the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun – 24 July

Incident at the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun – 24 July

1. The IDF is examining the possibility that the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun was hit by a rocket fired by Hamas in the area. UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness said that in the course of the day Hamas shot rockets that landed inside Beit Hanoun.

2. According to preliminary reports, fighting was conducted in this area and a Hamas anti-tank cell was operating in the area of the school.

3. For the past several days, and also last night, the IDF dropped leaflets warning the residents of the area to leave. They also advised UNRWA and the Red Cross to evacuate the two UNRWA schools in the area. This was due to the fact that Hamas terrorist shooting was coming from this area.

4. Yesterday (Thursday), between 10 am and 2 pm (10:00-14:00), a humanitarian corridor was established to give an additional opportunity for residents to evacuate the area. Reports reaching Israel indicate that several dozen people took advantage of the opportunity to leave, but most of the residents stayed in the area.

5. According to information received by Israel, Hamas militants prevented the people from leaving.

6. Hamas exploits UNRWA buildings in the Gaza Strip. In the last few days alone, stores of Hamas rockets, intended to be used against Israel, were discovered in two UNRWA schools. UNRWA officially admitted that rockets were found in the schools, and the UN Secretary-General condemned this, stating that it turns the schools into military targets, thus endangering the people staying there.

7. Hamas continues to commit war crimes when it conducts fighting from within a civilian environment, from hospitals, ambulances, schools and mosques, and when it targets Israeli civilians. In contrast, the IDF does everything in its power to avoid harming civilians and regrets every civilian casualty.

Ends.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Signs Of Ebola Decline In Liberia Offer ‘Glimmer Of Hope’

Equipped with UNICEF-developed and Government-approved awareness materials, these girls go door-to-door in West Point, Monrovia, to educate their parents, family members and friends about Ebola and how it can be prevented. Photo: UNICEF/UNI171713/Griggers More>>

ALSO:

Allegations Of Misreporting By Joint Darfur Mission

Ban ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Findings of Review of Allegations of Misreporting by Joint Darfur Mission More>>

Status Quo Not Viable Option’ In Jerusalem

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefs the Security Council at its meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More>>

ALSO:

  • ITUC - Israel’s Settlement Expansion is an Outrage
  • World News: No To TPP Trade-Offs

    No to TPP Trade-Offs, Say Public Health, Fair Trade Activists at Sydney TPP Ministers’ Meeting More>>

    ALSO:

  • AFTINET - Fair Trade Group Calls for Release of TPP Text
  • Al Jazeera Interpol Rejects Egypt Request For Red Notice On Journalist

    Interpol, the international organisation for police cooperation, has rejected a request from Egypt to issue one of its red notices against Ahmed Mansour, an Al Jazeera journalist. More>>

    UN-Backed Study: Fruit Flies To Prompt Better Pest Controls

    Bactrocera dorsalis is causing “incalculable damage to horticultural industries and food security” across a swathe of countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America. Photo: IAEA/Viwat Wornoayporn More>>


    ‘The Only Way To Stop Ebola Is At Its Source’ – UN Chief

    Girls in the city of Voinjama look at a poster that displays information and illustrations about how to prevent the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNICEF/2014/Liberia/Jallanzo More>>

    ALSO:

  • Christian World Service - CWS appeals for help to Stop Ebola
  • UN: Multi-Billion Dollar Horn Of Africa Pledge

    UN’s Ban, Global Leaders Join Forces in Multi-Billion Dollar Horn of Africa Pledge More>>


     
     
     
     
     
    World
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news