Ki-Moon Confused as Rockets Stored at Gaza School Are Missing


unrwa-school1The United Nations secretary-general said on Wednesday that he was “alarmed” to hear that rockets that were hidden at a U.N.-run school in Gaza were missing. Ban Ki-moon said he was filled with “outrage and regret” that rockets had been stored at facilities overseen by United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza.

His spokesperson said in email Wednesday that when these rockets were discovered “in accordance with standard practice, UNRWA handed them over to the local authorities,” but “since then, they have gone missing.”

The U.N. said at least twice during the recent course of violence between Israelis and Palestinian, rockets were discovered stockpiled in U.N. operated facilities. Since Hamas controls Gaza, Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister John Baird expressed concern that the rockets could fall into the group’s hands. He said in a statement he was dismayed that “officials with the United Nations returned these weapons to Hamas, a listed terrorist organization, once Israeli officials discovered their location.” Read more.

{ Israel News Bureau}



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