Gaza (QNN)- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on its Twitter account mourned the child Omar Hasan Abul Nil (12 years old), who was seriously wounded last week by Israeli snipers and died this morning.
The UNICEF, however, refrained from naming the killers or mentioning that the Israeli army and its snipers, stationed along the borders between Gaza and 1948-occupied territories, were directly responsible for the murder of the child.
“Tragically this Palestinian boy, who was shot at the Gaza security fence last week, has died.
One child killed is one too many. Children should always be protected.
#AChildIsAChild”,the UNICEF wrote.
Tragically this Palestinian boy, who was shot at the Gaza security fence last week, has died.
— UNICEF Palestine (@UNICEFpalestine) August 28, 2021
The tweet stirred a backlash by human rights activists, who slammed the UN body’s avoidance of naming the killers.
You know who controls UNICEF when they are too cowardly to say Israeli military scum killed this Palestinian boy. Nobody else murders children at the Gaza Security fence. #FreePalestine 🇵🇸 https://t.co/vpHJzweFIZ
— aniezieke (@aniezieke) August 28, 2021
Say it: Israel killed this child https://t.co/DMgFGTIcJo
— ZazaFL (@ZazaFL) August 28, 2021
Mysterious snipers lined up around besieged Gaza shot and killed a 13-year-old child. https://t.co/2WIjhl74nT
— تمارا نصّار (@TamaraINassar) August 28, 2021
Shot by whom, @UNICEFpalestine?
Why won't international NGOs dare hold terrorist Israel accountable for all its crimes against humanity?
Justice for all Palestinians!
Death to Israel! https://t.co/1VxK9jGmlp
— Pulahan (@Pulahan14) August 28, 2021
NAME THE KILLERS YOU COWARDS. https://t.co/751qSNRUt5
— 𝙷𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝙺𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚍𝚊𝚛𝚢﮼هند،الخضري (@Hind_Gaza) August 28, 2021
Tragically? Who shot him and why? Does this mysterious force have a name? https://t.co/4apo4FT323
— Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah) August 28, 2021
You'll never, ever summon the courage or integrity to say who's actually doing all this shooting, will you. https://t.co/CD9meXR5yy
— Joe Catron (@jncatron) August 28, 2021
Omar (12 years old) was sniped one week ago by Israeli snipers, stationed behind the concrete separation wall on Gaza borders. Another young man was killed by Israeli snipers during a week of protests on Gaza borders against the Israeli ongoing siege, which has been, for 14 years so far, suffocating the crowded enclave and preventing its residents from reaching their basic daily needs.