UN Compound Hit in Gaza, Israel Denies Responsibility

UN Compound Hit in Gaza, Israel Denies Responsibility

(WatchDogReport.org) – A White House official said that the Biden administration was “gravely concerned” about a reported attack that took place at a United Nations compound that was sheltering Palestinians in Gaza. In a statement, spokeswoman for the National Security Council Adrienne Watson said that the United States was seeking more information on what happened on the compound, adding that it was “heartbreaking” to watch so many “children killed.”

Watson pointed out that the Biden administration was “gravely concerned” by different reports of strikes that hit one of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) facilities in Gaza. She also noted that the White House received numerous reports of fires in the facility, which is located in a neighborhood in Gaza’s southern region where nearly 40,000 displaced Palestinians had been looking for shelter.

A UNRWA senior official, Thomas White, said in a separate statement that one of the UN’s training centers in Khan Younis was destroyed. White explained that the center in question was sheltering thousands of innocent Palestinians, noting that 12 people have been confirmed dead so far, while nearly 80 were severely injured.

According to a Reuters report, the Israeli Armed Forces had denied any responsibility for the strike. The military said in a statement sent to the news agency that it carefully examined the strike after receiving different reports and videos and eventually determined that its forces didn’t attack the center.

As reported by the BBC, the Israeli military reached the conclusion after looking into its military operations in the area. The British media outlet also noted that some sources believe that a rocket from the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas may have struck the center by mistake.

Since the October 7 attacks perpetrated by Hamas and the subsequential declaration of war from Israel, Gaza has been ravaged by numerous attacks, which have left nearly 30,000 people killed in the armed conflict.

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