By Ali Abunimah
A Palestinian man cleans up after a UN food distribution center was badly
damaged in an Israeli airstrike on Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza
Strip on 18 November.
"UNRWA, the UN agency
for Palestine refugees, has hit back at Israeli allegations, made through social
media, that it allows schools it runs in the Gaza Strip to be used by
Palestinian forces to launch rockets towards Israel.
“The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
Near East (UNRWA) denies allegations made online by the IDF Spokesperson that
Palestinian militants are using UNRWA schools or facilities in Gaza to fire
rockets into Israel,” the agency said in a press release today.
The statement came on the seventh continuous day of Israeli bombardment of
the Gaza Strip, which has so far claimed 124
lives, more than two dozen of them children, and injured over 800