UNRWA Gravely Concerned over Palestinian Death in Israeli Incursion into Fawwar Camp

New York, – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is gravely concerned about the death of a young Palestine refugee and the high number of civilian injuries from live ammunition which occurred on August 16, during a large Israeli military incursion into Fawwar refugee camp near the city of Hebron.

During a visit at Fawwar camp to assess the situation, Scott Anderson, Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, stated “I commend the selfless actions and collective effort of the medical teams from UNRWA and the Palestine Red Crescent Society who quickly responded in providing emergency medical care to the large number of civilians injured during the incursion into the camp.” He called on the Israeli authorities to uphold the standards of international law.

Source: Qatar News Agency