The United Nations Work and Refugee Agency (UNRWA) mourned the death of a student at one of its schools in a statement, a copy of which was sent to MEMO.
Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, announced in the statement:
“We are truly saddened by the killing of one of our young students.”
UNRWA mourns loss of a student at one of its schools in #Gaza: "We are truly saddened by the killing of one of our young students. Ameer Rafat Ayad was in second grade at the UNRWA Zaitoon Elementary School." | via @DaysofPalestine https://t.co/UYRx8BFcOx pic.twitter.com/bunDyscAeJ
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“It is completely unacceptable for civilians, especially children, to lose their lives in this terrible way; children who should be studying, enjoying their childhood and preparing for their future.”
Schmale further expressed “we have to recognize and address the psychological effects, the fear, and the lasting trauma such escalations leave on the population.”
Fotos: El cuerpo de Rafat Ayad y los de sus hijos Ameer de siete años y Islam de 20 años durante su funeral en el este de la ciudad de Gaza tras el ataque aéreo israelí en la casa donde vivían https://t.co/sXq76Fe5yU Las imágenes de la semana pic.twitter.com/bk4ru9Br94
— EL PAÍS Fotografía (@elpais_foto) November 15, 2019
UNRWA hailed the ceasefire ending a two-day Israeli offensive on Gaza which saw 34 Palestinians killed, including eight children and three women, as well as 111 wounded, including 51 children and 11 women.
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