International Red Cross Chief Tours Gaza, Decries “Heartbreaking” Killings of Civilians

HeadlineJun 03, 2021

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross toured the Gaza Strip Wednesday, visiting neighborhoods devastated by Israel’s 11-day bombardment, including a road where 42 people were killed. This is ICRC Director-General Robert Mardini.

Robert Mardini: “It’s really heartbreaking to see and to hear about the people who paid the ultimate cost of this escalation — women, children, civilians, who were living in their — safely in their apartments and were caught in this rubble that we see behind us.”

Israel’s assault on Gaza killed 256 Palestinians, including at least 66 children, while rockets fired from Gaza killed 12 civilians in Israel, including two children.

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