UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack which killed ten people in a UN school in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, 3 August 2014 yesterday and referred to it as “a moral outrage and a criminal act.”
Ban said attacks on UN facilities in the Gaza Strip targeting Palestinian civilians and UN staff is a violation of international law.
“This attack, along with other international law violations, should be quickly investigated and those responsible and should be accounted for. It is a moral outrage and a crime,“said Ban, the Associated Press was quoted as saying.
Robert Turner, Director of operations for the UN Agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza, said that at least 10 people were killed and 35 people were injured after the attack was launched near the special school the boy in Rafah. Several dead bodies, including children, scattered inside the compound of the UN school. A UN staff were also killed.
At least six UN facilities have been attacked by Israel gunfire since a conflict between Israel and Hamas began. After the attack that killed at least 16 people at a UN school in the last week, Ban said “There is nothing more embarrassing than attacking the kids are asleep.”
The Secretary-General also stated that he was frustrated because the truce is also well underway. Ban has spent six days in the Middle East last month and many hours on the phone to discuss with the leaders of Israel, Palestine, and other State leaders to try to mediate the battle.
He asked the two sides to resume ceasefire talks and negotiations in Cairo to resolve the underlying issues. “This madness must stop,” said Ban.