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UNRWA takes no responsibility for rocket launchers in shelters

The Board of Inquiry report concerning the strikes at UNRWA facilities during Operation Protective Edge fails to address that the agency’s officials turned a blind eye to Hamas militants' use of the facilities as weapon depots.
A crater marks the centre of a courtyard at a United Nations-run school sheltering Palestinians displaced by an Israeli ground offensive, that police said was hit by an Israeli shell, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip July 24, 2014. At least 15 people were killed and many wounded on Thursday when Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza, said a spokesman for the Gaza health ministry, Ashraf al-Qidra. Chris Gunness, spokesman for the main U.N. agency i
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon published a summary report of the Board of Inquiry on April 27 concerning the strikes from facilities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge in July-August 2014.

The full 207-page report is the outcome of the work carried out by the Gaza Board of Inquiry headed by retired Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, a senior Dutch officer who served as commander of the UN forces in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and as the military adviser to the UN secretary-general. When Cammaert was assigned for the job in November 2014, Israel decided to cooperate with the Board of Inquiry and provide it with all the necessary information evincing that UNRWA facilities in Gaza were turned into Hamas weapons depots and even used to fire rockets at Israel.

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