UN official breaks down in tears talking about Gaza school shelling
By Ghanizada - Thu Jul 31 2014, 1:31 pm
Chris Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, was speaking during an interview with the Al Jazeera when he broke down live on air.
The heartbreaking moment the UN official collapsed into uncontrollable teams came while he was talking about a deadly shelling on a school in Gaza.
According to Palestinian officials, at least 16 people including men, women and children were killed and nearly 100 others were injured following the incident.
“The rights of Palestinians, and even their children, are wholesale denied… and its appalling,” said Chris Gunness.
The attack on the UN-run school in Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza has invited furious denunciation from UN bodies with them calling for international political action to stop the bloodshed.
The United States also joined the United Nations in condemning Israel after tank shells tore apart the school, with White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan saying it was ‘extremely concerned’ that thousands of Palestinians were not safe even in UN-designated shelters.
According to UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs, at least 1,118 people including 827 civilians have been killed in the ongoing conflict in Gaza as of July 29.
The conflict has also left 56 Israelis including 53 soldiers and two civilians dead so far.