Interviewed on CBC, Canadian National Radio John Ging Director of the United Nation Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Hamas terrorists “are firing their rockets into Israel from the vicinity of UN facilities and residential areas.” This statement by a senior UN official confirms what the Israel has said repeatedly since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, that Hamas uses Gaza’s civilian population as a human shield.
Ging began the interview by saying the U.N. had forensic evidence that Israel was responsible for the Sept. 30 attack on the U.N. School in Gaza, something Israel has not denied but asserted that they are fired at by Hamas forces near the school. He followed by talking about the human shields.
Ging: The militants, Hamas, and the other armed groups, they are firing also their weaponry, the rockets, into Israel from the vicinity of these [UN] installations and housing and so on, so the combat is being conducted very much in a residential built up area.
Ging: Yes, the armed groups are firing their rockets into Israel from the vicinity of UN facilities and residential areas, absolutely.