United Nations Aid Agency Suspends Gaza Operations
The United Nations is halting all aid deliveries to Gaza, after two of their drivers were shot dead by Israeli fire.
GAZA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A United Nations aid agency said on Thursday it suspended its operations in the Gaza Strip because of the risk posed by Israeli forces in the territory. "UNRWA decided to suspend all its operations in the Gaza Strip because of the increasing hostile actions against its premises and personnel," Adnan Abu Hasna, a Gaza-based spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). He did not say how long the suspension would last.
U.N. spokesman Richard Miron said the Israeli army had been notified in advance about the UNRWA convoy, which was hit as it approached the Erez crossing with Israel.
After the incident, all convoys to Erez and the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing were suspended.
An Israeli tank shell on Thursday killed two Palestinian forklift drivers in a convoy for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the U.N. said.