UNITED NATIONS - A United Nations report criticised the Israeli military for negligence or recklessness in seven incidents that resulted in $11 million in damage to UN property during its deadly 22-day offensive in the Gaza Strip. The UN Board of Inquiry could not accept that sufficient efforts and precautions were made to fulfil the responsibilities of the government of Israel to respect the inviolability and non-interference with United Nations premises. A summary of the 184-page report, which was ordered by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, was released Tuesday in New York. It said Israel was responsible for damage to UN schools and health centres. One incident was blamed on Hamas rocket fire and no conclusion was reached in a ninth case. The Gaza conflict began in late December and ended in January. Israel sought to stop rocket attacks from Hamas-run Gaza on nearby Israeli communities. Israel rejected the UNs criticism. It said the report is tendentious, patently biased, and ignores the facts presented to the committee. The Israeli military took precautions to prevent damage to the property of the UN and other international groups, the Tel Aviv government said in a statement. The board of inquiry, led by Britains Ian Martin, former head of UN missions in Nepal and East Timor, recommended creation of an impartial inquiry mandated, and adequately resourced, to investigate allegations of violations of international humanitarian law in Gaza by Israel or Hamas. The panel said Ban should seek formal acknowledgement that some allegations about Palestinian fire from within UN premises in Gaza were untrue. Several UN buildings, including its headquarters in Gaza, and several UN-run schools, were hit by Israeli fire during the offensive in which 1,300 Palestinians were killed and thousands more were wounded. At his monthly press conference, the Secretary-General said that there would be no further inquiry but action would be initiated to seek reparations on a case-by-case basis. He said it was not a judicial inquiry, nor was the inquiry body a court. He also denied allegations that he had watered down parts of the report under Israeli pressure. Agencies add: UN human rights experts questioned Israeli officials about hundreds of allegations of torture of Palestinian detainees by security forces, which they said had not been investigated in recent years. In six of the nine incidents the board concluded that the death, injuries and damage involved were caused by military actions, using munitions launched or dropped from the air or fired from the ground, by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), the report said. The United Nations Committee against Torture, composed of 10 independent experts, also challenged an Israeli delegation about the alleged existence of a secret detention and interrogation facility known as Facility 1391. Fernando Marino Menendez, a committee member from Spain, noted that the Convention against Torture, ratified by Israel, specifically stipulates that there is no justification for carrying out acts of torture, even in times of war or emergency. He also voiced concern that there was still no crime of torture defined in domestic Israeli law that reflected all the provisions set out in the pact which entered into force in 1987. Some 600 complaints of alleged ill-treatment or torture were brought between 2001 and 2006, but none had been followed up, he said, citing information from activists and media. Other committee members raised the alleged existence of the secret detention and interrogation facility and cited a ruling by Israels Supreme Court which had upheld that no investigations could be conducted against activities there. The committee, which last scrutinised Israels record in November 2001, cited numerous allegations at the time that Israeli police and security officials tortured or mistreated Palestinian detainees, and urged it to prevent abuses.