Attack on Summer Games location In Gaza Strip 28 June 2010

28 June 2010

In the early hours of Monday June 28 2010, a group of approximately 25 armed and masked men attacked, set fire to and destroyed an UNRWA Summer Games recreation facility on the beach in Nuseirat, Gaza.

The attack is the second of its kind in a month, following on from an attack on 23 May when a group of approximately 30 armed and masked men attacked and set fire to a Summer Games area then under construction on the beach in Gaza City.

UNRWA's Director of Operations in Gaza, John Ging, condemning this second "cowardly and despicable act" said that "the overwhelming success of UNRWA's Summer Games has once again obviously frustrated those that are intolerant of children's happiness."