Gaza crisis: UN claims Israel did not allow evacuation from shelter before strikes

  • Un Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) makes a statement regarding the violence in Gaza before his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo July 24, 2014. Photograph: POOL PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

    Israeli strike on UN shelter kills at least 15
  • Israeli army says it allowed four hours for evacuations
  • US says Israel ‘could take additional steps to prevent civilian casualties’
  • Protest marches unfold in West Bank and Tel Aviv

Ban: strike on UN shelter ‘totally unacceptable’

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon said he was “shocked and appalled” by the attack on the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun Thursday. He spoke to reporters in Cairo before holding talks with US secretary of state John Kerry.

“I was shocked and appalled by what has happened in Beit Hanoun,” Ban said. “It is totally unacceptable.”


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