UN's Ban Names Ian Martin on Gaza Bombings, Munoz on Bhutto
Byline: Matthew Russell Lee of
Inner City Press at the UN: News Analysis
NATIONS, February 9 -- The
UN's inquiry into the bombing of its Gaza premises will be headed by
Martin, until recently the Organization's envoy to Nepal, UK Ambassador
Sawers told the Press on Monday afternoon. The announcement was made a
closed-door briefing of the Security Council by Secretary General Ban
Ban also confirmed that Heraldo Munoz of Chile will head up the UN's
three-person Bhutto assassination investigatory panel, according to
From Gaza, John Ging of the UN Relief and Works
Agency on Monday told
the Press that now Hamas understands that it must respect UNRWA's
and has returned all pilfered blankets and flour. Some wondered how
already distributed and eaten could be returned.
UN's Ban at UNRWA in Gaza, independent
investigation not shown
Ging was asked if his recent
criticism of Hamas might not be an attempt to stave off criticism of
been too anti-Israel at points, at least in allowing the bombing of the
outside UNRWA's school in Jabaliya to be widely described as a bombing
school itself. Ging said this was
ridiculous. Video here.
Inner City Press asked Ging about a quote
by Hamas' spokesman Fawzi
Barhoum that "some individuals that work in the UNRWA in Gaza are
with the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah on the formation of district
committees. They are working to provide assistance to a certain group
Palestinians without the other." Ging said that was incorrect, and a
of the past. We'll see.
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