In an unofficial admission of targeting United Nations facilities, the Israeli government decided to pay the United Nations 10 Million USD in compensation for targeting its facilities during the war on Gaza one year ago.Israel Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, informed United Nations Secretary-General, Ban ki-Moon, of the Israeli decision.
Israeli paper, Yedioth Aharonoth, reported that Israel decided to compensate the United Nations “although it did not deliberately target its facilities”.
Eyewitness account during the war reported that the Israeli army directly pounded UN school, facilities and warehouses.
The Israeli shelling targeted medicine and food warehouse as the food and medicine were meant to be delivered to the impoverished residents of the Gaza Strip.
Israel also bombarded hospitals, medical teams, mosques, educational facilities, including UNRWA schools, and infrastructure.
More than 1600 Palestinians, most of them women and children, were killed during the war, and 6000 were wounded, hundreds seriously.
Several medics and civil defense personnel were killed and wounded.