Although UNRWA vaguely billed this event as “the first of its kind in Gaza,” there is extremely ample cause to see such abominable practices as rote for Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups. Furthermore, UNRWA reports that it “successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects,” but it has not yet addressed whether rockets were removed from terrorists’ possession so that they cannot be used to kill and injure Israeli children. This question must be answered without further delay.
The United Nations and the international community must take immediate, decisive steps to ensure not merely that armed hostilities cease temporarily, but that Hamas no longer has the capacity to attack Israelis from among Palestinian civilians and to prevent peace.
The global community must finally recognize anti-Israel terrorists as responsible for ongoing bloodshed in the region and react fittingly to their exploitation of U.N. facilities in grave violation of international law.