Creating people's geographies
A short clip (minute and a half) of the impact of the Israeli attack against UNRWA a few days ago in Gaza from The Guardian. Israeli artillery fire damaged thousands of tonnes of food and medical supplies.
The UNRWA building in Gaza was being used as a shelter by up to 700 civilians fleeing the bombardment and has now been struck three times. Elsewhere in Gaza City, an attack on the Al-Shurouq Tower housing the offices of the Reuters news agency and other media organisations also resulted from an Israeli shell. As the Reuters spokesman in the clip notes, contrary to Israeli claims, “no warning was given”.
According to the UN, five UNRWA staff, three UNRWA contractors, and one WFP contractor have been killed since December 27th, with another ten staff and contractors injured. An aid worker with CARE has also been killed, as have thirteen medical personnel.