US Condemns Israeli Shelling Of UN School In Gaza


un-schoolThe United States is condemning Israel’s shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians.

It’s the sharpest criticism the U.S. has leveled at Israel over the more than three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says the U.S. is also “extremely concerned” that thousands of Palestinians aren’t safe in U.N.-designated shelters in Gaza even though Israel’s military has told them to evacuate their homes. Gaza health officials say 15 people were killed Wednesday when Israeli tank shells slammed into the school.

Meehan says the U.S. also condemns those responsible for hiding weapons in U.N. facilities in Gaza. She says the escalation shows the need for a cease-fire as soon as possible.

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  1. This article is incorrect. The statement does not name Israel as the party that shelled the UN School and specifically stated that they are waiting for the outcome of an investigation before naming the responsible party.

  2. Israel strongly condemns the four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, where 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and 527 of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) indiscriminately dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city.[1] The bombing and the resulting firestorm destroyed over 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) of the city centre.[2] Between 22,700 and 25,000 people were killed.

  3. Who are the “refugees” the UN is wasting our tax money on? Phonies: trespassers, squatters, carpet-baggers. NO Pilishtim – none of those since more than 2,000 years ago.

  4. They just struck a rocket cache! Was that a school building or a rocket/ammo storage facility dressed to look like a school a la ambulances which were really limousines for hamas leaders?

  5. Who said it was the Israelis who shot at the school? it was the Hamas terrorists who did it!

    Why hasn’t the US condemned the massacres taking place in Syria on a daily basis?