Ugh. It seems that a group of some 20 masked gunmen stormed a UN-administered summer camp in Gaza and vandalized the place. They tied up the guard and left a note threatening the United Nations in Gaza.
The UN Relief And Works Agency runs summer camps for Gaza’s children. According to this New York Times piece, Hamas also runs some camps, but unlike the Hamas-camps, the UN programs are not religious and instead focus on ” painting, singing and swimming.” Hamas is not believed to be behind the attack, though. Here’s a clip from Al Jazeera: Horrifying stuff. Between the Israeli military’s shelling of a UN compound last year and this wanton attack on a UN-run children’s program, it’s clear that the UN takes it from both sides. In the meantime, it’s the civilians–in this case, the children–who suffer.