UNRWA Gaza director visits Shifa hospital during conflict

20 November 2012

UNRWA's Director of Operations in Gaza visited the main hospital in Gaza yesterday and condemned the killing of civilians during the current round of violence in the Strip.

"I have come to Shifa Hospital to see, at first hand, the dreadful price this conflict is exacting on the people of Gaza and to express my condolences and sympathies to those who have lost family and friends, and to those who are suffering: the children, the women, the elderly, the sick and the dying," he said.

The previous day had seen saw the highest death toll of any single day since this latest upsurge of violence began, Turner said. He demanded a halt to the violence.

"I deplore the tragic loss of life that we are witnessing, and condemn - as all people of conscience must - the death of civilians."

"These people have suffered enough."