Belgium summons Israeli ambassador after destruction of its headquarters in Gaza

Belgian Foreign Minister Hazza Lahabib announced early Friday that she had summoned the Israeli ambassador to Belgium after the raid destroyed the offices of the Belgian Development Agency (Annabel) in the Gaza Strip, and stressed that civilian buildings were not targeted. Making is unacceptable.

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For his part, Jean Fan, director of the Annabel agency, confirmed that the agency's offices in Gaza were completely destroyed in the Israeli bombardment that targeted them yesterday, Thursday.

He expressed surprise at the targeting of the Agency's building in Gaza, saying that as a Government working for the welfare of the people within the framework of international humanitarian law, the Agency could not accept the bombing.

The Israeli Embassy in Belgium has not yet responded to the statements of the Belgian Foreign Minister and Annabel.

It is noteworthy that the agency's building is located in the Al-Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City in the middle of the Strip, which has been subjected to continuous Israeli artillery and air strikes since the beginning of the aggression against the besieged Strip on October 7.

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report published last Wednesday, more than 37 thousand buildings, equivalent to 18% of the total buildings in the Gaza Strip, were damaged or destroyed in the Israeli offensive. ,

However, according to a co-author of the UNCTAD report, updated satellite data indicates that 50% of buildings in Gaza have been destroyed or damaged.

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