UN Returns 20 Missiles Found in UN-Run Gaza School to Hamas

By Curtis Kalin | July 21, 2014 | 12:01pm EDT

On Friday, the United Nations found 20 missiles housed in one of their own schools in Gaza. Sunday, the UN returned the deadly weapons to Hamas.

The Times of Israel reported on Friday that a UN school in Gaza was found to be housing 20 rockets. The act was “strongly condemned” by the organization after their inspection found the hidden weapons.

UNRWA [United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East] informed all officials immediately after discovering the rockets, and “successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects in order to preserve the safety and security of the school.”

However, the Times reported Sunday that a UNRWA spokesperson confirmed the missiles were given back to “local officials”:

A spokesperson for UNRWA said the organization gave the rockets to “local authorities,” which answer to the Hamas-backed unity government led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

To make matters worse, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor indicated that more UNRWA facilities contain deadly weapons, calling it “the tip of the iceberg.”

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