Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Exposed: UN agency rips IDF for video alleging militants use its Gaza schools to launch rockets — RT

Exposed: UN agency rips IDF for video alleging militants use its Gaza schools to launch rockets — RT:
A UN relief agency has shot down allegations levied by the IDF via an animated film posted on their official YouTube channel saying Hamas used UN schools and facilities to fire rockets at Israel.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) issued a statement Tuesday expressing its “concern” for the use of footage which wrongly suggested the agency’s complicity in “terrorist activities” targeting Israel. The agency also took issue with "the unauthorised use of its logo in computer-generated material."

“In a situation of conflict these allegations have potentially grave consequences. UNRWA takes with utmost seriousness the neutrality of its installations, particularly in times of heightened violence,” the agency said in a statement.

On Saturday the Israeli Defense Force’s (IDF) official Twitter account posted a link to a year-old video claiming “These are the tactics Hamas uses in the Gaza Strip...”