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17 May 2004
SECRETARY-GENERAL’S PRESS ENCOUNTER FOLLOWING HIS ATTENDANCE AT SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING ON PEACEKEEPING,
17 MAY 2004
Q: Mr. Secretary, how do you see the picture in Gaza and Rafah this day?
SG: I did say something about that on Friday. I am really distressed that the destruction of houses continues. It really is causing a very difficult and painful situation for the people of Palestine. It is making it very difficult for UNRWA to carry out its activities, and I appeal to the Israeli government to stop this destruction, which is against international humanitarian law.
Q: Any comment or follow up on Israel’s accusation that UN ambulances were being used to ferry out body parts of Israeli soldiers?
SG: We are investigating those allegations seriously.