UN HQ and refugee compund hit by Israelis
The United Nations headquarters in the Gaza Strip came under Israeli attack today.
The compound has been serving as a shelter for hundreds of people fleeing Israel's devastating offensive in Gaza. A UN spokesman said at least three people were wounded.
The compound includes the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, other offices and a school.
The attack came as UN chief Ban Ki-moon was in Israel trying to promote a cease-fire.
He expressed "strong protest and outrage" to Israel over the shelling and demanded an investigation.
He said Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak told him it was a "grave mistake".
The al-Quds hospital in the Tel al-Hawa neighbourhood is also reportedly on fire and a building housing several central media outlets, including the Reuters news agency, was also hit. Two journalists were said to be seriously wounded. Another press building was also struck.