UNRWA Denies Israeli Allegation over Alleged Attack During Gaza Aggression

JERUSALEM, May 5, 2015 (WAFA) – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on Tuesday denied a false allegation made against it by former head of the Israeli army over an alleged incident during the 2014 summer Israeli aggression on Gaza.

It stressed that the allegation made by former head of the army – that a weapon was fired from an UNRWA school in Gaza and claimed the life of an Israeli child in a kibbutz in southern Israel – was later proven wrong.

“This allegation was made by the Israeli Army in August 2014. However, it is false. Less than two hours after the allegation was made by the Israeli army, the Israeli army officially retracted the claim and issued a correction statement on its spokesperson’s Twitter account,” the UNRWA said in a statement.

“It is extremely disappointing that a former head of the Israeli army should repeat an allegation publicly retracted by his own spokesperson. It is unfortunate and creates a hostile environment for humanitarian agencies,’ stressing that, ‘Officials should ensure accuracy of their public statements.”