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July 20, 2014 7:26 pm

Official: Rockets Found in UNRWA Gaza School Returned to Hamas

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Remnants of Qassam rockets. Photo: Bukvoed via Wikimedia Commons.

Israel may demand U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deal with the discovery and return to Hamas of 20 rockets found in an UNRWA school on July 16th in the midst of fighting in Operation Protective Edge, during his upcoming visit on Tuesday, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported.

“Immediately after discovery, the Agency informed the relevant parties and successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects in order to preserve the safety and security of the school. UNRWA has launched a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident,” the agency said in a statement released a day later.

However, a senior Israeli official pointed out to The Times of Israel that “local government authorities in Gaza” to which the armaments were returned to – is Hamas.

“UNRWA 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. UNRWA will uphold and further reinforce its procedures,” the group said.

However, while “UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations,” there is no indication that the arms were confiscated.

While Israel wants the UN to release photos of the weapons, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the UN body is reportedly refusing to hand over the images which could be used as evidence against both them, and Hamas.

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  • Annemarie

    In a radio interview the author of “Legitimate Targets” says Hamas command has its headquarters under Gaza’s largest hospital- in violation of international law, of course.

  • Lucus

    Why are they the only ones with heridetary refugee status to the Nazi UN? They wern’t even a people. Also there were 200 million refugees at that same time (50 year period). Also Muslims did the most perfect genocide in human history and removed the 2700 year known and documented Jewish presence by over a million Jews living in the Ottoman Caliphate. No one has ever been more tallented at turnig atrocoties on their victims destroying all smalled minorities AND MOST OF ALL NOT GETTING CAUGHT CENSORING IT, THAN islam. Catholocism is not even in their league just look at Pallywood the gore version of Hollywood for the Muslim world for one purpose and one purpose only to colonize a minority through lies and slander, done by over a hundred million people.

  • Emanuel

    So, UN lied plainly and got caught “successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects in order to preserve the safety and security of the school.” not if they gave them back to Hamas who will shoot them outside the school or some other UN building.

    • Mordecai Ben Natan

      The UN handed the rockets back to the murdering bastard Hamas, with the blessing of Chris Guinnes. That swine should have been arrested and taken to the ICC and charged with the crime of aiding and abetting terrorism

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