On Thursday July 31, 2014 the New Zealand parliament condemned Israel for its attack on an UNRWA school in Jabaliya, in a motion passed without dissent.
The text of the motion, proposed by Green MP Kennedy Graham,is as follows:
“That this House note the comment of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon regarding the latest shelling of a school in Gaza: ‘nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children. I want to make it clear that the precise location of the Jabaliya elementary girls school had been communicated to the Israeli military authorities 17 times, as recently as last night just a few hours before the attack. They were aware of the coordinates and exact locations where these people are being sheltered’. And that this House condemn Israel’s action and calls for an immediate ceasefire to prevent the loss of further innocent life.”