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Source: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
28 July 2011




UNRWA condemns attack on Gaza World Record facility

28 July 2011

Statement by UNRWA Spokesman, Chris Gunness


At ten minutes past midnight last night, ten men attacked and vandalised the Summer Games facility in north-west Gaza where later today UNRWA will attempt a world record for the largest number of children flying kites.

The attackers damaged a large billboard, burnt a UN flag and torched part of the stage. None of the UN security personnel at the venue were harmed.

We condemn this attack, which is an attack on the children of Gaza as much as on the United Nations. We call on the authorities in Gaza to investigate and bring those responsible to account. We will repair and rebuild the damaged infrastructure and go ahead with the event as planned today.

Ends

Christopher Gunness
UNRWA Spokesperson
Gaza mobile: 0599 428 034
Mobile: +972 (0)54 240 2659
Office: +972 (0)2 589 0267

c.gunness@unrwa.org


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