NEW YORK: UN chief Antonio Guterres has said that he was “deeply shocked” that two United Nations schools were struck within 24 hours in Gaza, killing and injuring dozens of innocent people mostly children and women “as they were seeking protection in UN premises.”
“Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are seeking shelter and safety at UN facilities across Gaza due to the intensified war. I reaffirm that the UN premises are inviolable,” the UN chief said in a statement.
He further said the war in Gaza was causing a “staggering and unacceptable number of civilian casualties” and again asked for an urgent humanitarian ceasefire.
UN Chief Shocked by Deadly Attacks on UN Schools in Gaza
Similarly, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi has also strongly denounced the Israeli occupation forces for the brutal bombing of UNRWA’s Al-Fakhoora School in Gaza, calling this aggressive act that targeted innocent people in Palestine a clear violation of global and humanitarian laws and agreements that goes against all humanitarian and moral values.
Earlier, the Arab Parliament strongly denounced the Israeli occupation forces for the brutal bombing of the UNRWA’s Tal Al-Zaatar and Al-Fakhoura schools that claimed hundreds of martyrs and injured, in a new blatant violation added to the series of Israeli violations against civilian population in Gaza.