Dozens of Palestinians attacked a UN compound in Gaza City this week, protesting the halting of aid due to a shortfall of funding from donor countries.
The rioters jumped over the compound’s walls and smashed guard cabins and windows, burned tires and threw stones.
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, has expressed outrage over the assault on the UN premises in Gaza.
He said Hamas was “well aware” of the pre-announced demonstration but did not take the necessary and timely measures to protect the UN compound.
“We continue to hold Hamas fully responsible for the security and safety of all United Nations personnel and operations in Gaza,” Serry said.