Change? U.N. probe blames Israel for deaths during Gaza offensive
What strike me as unhuman is that the UN is just pressuring them to pay for the destroyed UN buldings... whyt about the houses, hospitals, schools of the innocent people of Palestine?
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- The Israeli government is responsible for deaths and more than $10 million in damage to U.N. buildings during the recent military offensive in Gaza, a U.N. committee said in a report. Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak disputed allegations that the government caused civilian deaths in Gaza.
Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak disputed allegations that the government caused civilian deaths in Gaza.
The committee, called the board of inquiry, recommended that the Israeli government repay the United Nations for damages to its buildings during the fight in Gaza and also take better precautions to ensure that U.N. staffers and other civilians are not killed.
"The board found that the government of Israel is responsible for the deaths and injuries that occurred within the United Nations premises and the physical damage that was done to United Nations' premises," the report stated. "The board found that the United Nations Relief Works Agency sustained losses and damage to property with a total estimated repair and replacement cost of over $10.4 million."
Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak disputed the allegations in the U.N. report.
"We reject the conclusions of this report. I think what is missing from the picture is the source of all this, namely 4,000 rockets and motor shells that hit on the heads of our civilian population for eight years before Israel went there," Barak said.