Statement on Media Reports concerning UN Accusation of Palestinian Authority on Rubble Removal in Gaza
East Jerusalem, 14 August 2016 – UNDP/PAPP corrects, for the record, that the UN has never accused the Palestinian Authority of diverting the rubble in Gaza in any of its statements, as has been circulated by some media outlets today. UNDP works in partnership and coordination with the Palestinian Authority to implement projects in Gaza, including the rubble removal project. There was no diversion of rubble from its designated location to Hamas. The rubble was delivered by UNDP in coordination with the Palestinian Authority to a civilian area. There were no signs of Hamas presence in that area at the time.