The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) – in a statement by the Agency’s Commissioner-General, Philip Lazzarini – apologized in the context of statements by the Director of Operations Office in the Gaza Strip, Matthias Schmale, regarding the recent Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.
Earlier, Shamali told Israel Channel (12) on Monday: “I am not a military expert, but from my point of view there is great precision in the bombing of the Israeli army during of the past 11 days “(the Israeli aggression against Gaza), adding that Israel has not bombed civilian targets with a few exceptions.
Lazarini underlined the occurrence of numerous human and material losses during the 11 days of clashes in Gaza, and underlined the killing of more than 250 people in Gaza, expressing his condolences to the families of the victims and a speedy recovery for the wounded.
He stressed that UNRWA was concerned about the devastation observed in the Gaza Strip and strongly condemned the targeting of civilians and their property in violation of international law.
He stressed that there is absolutely no justification for killing civilians, and pointed out that 19 children were studying in UNRWA schools among the more than 60 children killed in the attacks, and that this did not happen. shouldn’t have happened.
Lazzarini’s statement also included an apology from the public for Matthias Schmell’s statements.
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In turn, Shamali tweeted that his statements during the interview with the Israeli channel had been corrupted.
He stressed that his statements offended and hurt those whose family member had been killed and injured during the war that had just ended, expressing his regret for this.
And at dawn on May 21, the implementation of a ceasefire between Palestinian factions in Gaza and Israel, with Egyptian and international mediation, began after an 11-day offensive launched by Tel Aviv on the Strip.
Israeli missile attacks on the Gaza Strip, on land, air and sea, resulted in the deaths of 255 Palestinians, including 66 children, 39 women and 17 elderly, while more than 1948 were injured, including 90 have been classified as extremely dangerous.