Speaking in Geneva, a spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) says the rockets found in the agency’s schools — for the second time since the start of Operation Protective Edge — are “totally unacceptable.”
Yesterday, UNRWA confirmed that it had found a second major cache of rockets hidden in one of the organization’s schools.
Last Wednesday, the agency found some 20 rockets in a school under its auspices, also during a standard inspection. A spokesperson for UNRWA said the organization gave the rockets to “local authorities,” which answer to the Hamas-backed unity government led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Israel has long raised eyebrows at the organization, a permanent UN agency separate from the international body’s general refugee relief agency.