RAMALLAH, June 28 (JMCC) - Masked Gunmen set fire to a children's summer camp run by the United Nations Works and Relief Agency (UNWRA
) in the Gaza Strip
, Sunday evening. The attack is the second of its kind in a relatively short period of time.
The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees condemned the attack, which appeared to be the work of Muslim extremists who view the camps as a symbol of Western corruption because boys and girls mingle freely.Read
This is another example of the growing levels of extremism in Gaza and further evidence, if that were needed, of the urgency to change the circumstances on the ground, UNRWA Gaza director John Ging said.
UN spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna said the attackers tied up the guard at the camp in central Gaza before setting fire to chairs, tables, easels and other equipment.
UNRWA vowed to repair the camp and said it would continue to maintain its 1,200 summer camps, in which over 250,000 Gaza children participate in sports, swimming, arts and theatre during the summer break...
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