UNRWA says rockets in its schools are ‘totally unacceptable’

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.

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