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UNRWA calls for 'independent investigation' into Gaza school bombing

July 8, 2024 at 8:28 am

Palestinians mourn during the funeral ceremony for those killed after Israeli attacks on a school belonging to the United Nations (UN) Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is used as a refugee center in Nuseirat Refugee Camp in the central part of Gaza on July 07, 2024. [Abed Rahim Khatib – Anadolu Agency]

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has called for an “independent investigation” into Israel’s bombing of a school run by the agency. The school served as a shelter for 2,000 displaced persons in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

This call was made in a statement issued by the agency’s Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini, on his account on X.

“Another day. Another month. Another school hit. Once again, @UNRWA school hit by the Israeli Forces. The school, in the Middle Areas, was home to nearly 2,000 internally displaced, dozens of casualties were reported. Since the war began, nine months ago today: – More than half (or 190) of @UNRWA facilities have been hit, some multiple times, some directly,” he wrote.“Those responsible must be held accountable for violating international law.”

“Nine months on this brutal war, I call once again for a #ceasefire,” he said.

“The longer this war goes on, the deeper the rift will become, & the more suffering people will endure.”

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