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United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
3 June 2010
OPT: Statement by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry
03 June 2010, Jerusalem -- I am deeply concerned at reports from Gaza that Hamas has broken into a number of NGO offices in Gaza City and Rafah in recent days and closed them down, confiscating their materials and equipment in the process. This targeting of NGOs, including UN partner organizations, is unacceptable, violating accepted norms of a free society and harming the Palestinian people. The de facto authorities must cease such repressive steps and allow the re-opening of these civil society institutions without delay.