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Posted: 07/30/2014 3:25 pm EDT Updated: 07/30/2014 7:59 pm EDT

“After a United Nations-run school sheltering more than 3,000 Palestinians was shelled early Wednesday, UN official Chris Gunness could not contain his grief while on camera with Al Jazeera Arabic.

“The rights of Palestinians, and even their children, are wholesale denied… and its appalling,” Gunness, spokesman for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), told Al Jazeera Arabic from Jerusalem. The interviewer appears to thank him for appearing, upon which Gunness breaks down and weeps.

Gaza’s Ministry of Health said at least 17 people were killed and 90 wounded by the school shelling. An Israeli military spokesman told the New York Times that Israeli troops did not target UN facilities, but did respond to Palestinian militant fire from nearby the school in Jabaliya refugee camp.

The White House and the United Nations Secretary General separately condemned the attack. In an official statement Wednesday, the UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Kranhenbuhl wrote: “Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced.””


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The United Nations Just Acknowledged Gay Rights in a Way All Nations Should

The United Nations Just Acknowledged Gay Rights in a Way All Nations Should

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The Scandal Around Uganda’s ‘Anti-Gay’ UN Appointee Is No Easy Fix

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The UN Is Accusing the U.S. of Something You Might Expect in a Third World Dictatorship – Mic


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U.N. Assembly, in Blow to U.S., Elevates Status of Palestine

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Published: November 29, 2012

“UNITED NATIONS — More than 130 countries voted on Thursday to upgrade Palestine to a nonmember observer state of the United Nations, a triumph for Palestinian diplomacy and a sharp rebuke to the United States and Israel.

But the vote, at least for now, did little to bring either the Palestinians or the Israelis closer to the goal they claim to seek: two states living side by side, or increased Palestinian unity. Israel and the militant group Hamas both responded critically to the day’s events, though for different reasons….”


by | November 30, 2012 · 5:15 pm