Israeli strike on Gaza French Institute incomprehensible: Paris

Palestinians in Gaza living in 'utter, deepening horror': UN
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France reacted to an Israeli strike on a French institute in Gaza with “astonishment” and “incomprehension”, Paris’s Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said on Friday, demanding a full investigation into why the building was hit.

“We made public today that the French Cultural Institute in Gaza was hit a few days ago in a way that caused astonishment, incomprehension and which led France to call for explanations from the Israeli authorities,” Colonna told French media on a visit to Nigeria’s capital Abuja.

“(We seek) to understand how a French cultural institute can be the target of an Israeli strike. We are therefore in dialogue with our Israeli partners at different levels.”

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