The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) slammed Thursday vandalism at a summer camp in the Gaza Strip, which was to be the location for an attempt to break the world record for the largest number of children flying kites.
"We condemn this attack, which is an attack on the children of Gaza as much as on the United Nations," UNRWA said in a statement.
The facility, in north-west Gaza, was broken into early Thursday by 10 men, who damaged a large billboard, burnt a UN flag, and torched part of a stage. None of the UN security men at the camp was harmed.
UNRWA called on "the authorities in Gaza to investigate and bring those responsible to account."
About 15,000 children attending the UNRWA summer camp in the Gaza Strip will attempt to fly kites simultaneously, breaking the world record set by China on April 16.
The event is set to begin Thursday at 1500 GMT.