White House Condemns Israel’s shelling of UN School in Gaza Strip

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 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.

White House condemns Israeli shelling of UN school 

A man carries a child through the remains of a classroom being used as a UN shelter in Gaza. Credit: Reuters

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Israeli shells have struck a UN school in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 19 people and wounding scores more, after Israeli ground troops made a significant push into the territory.

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8 Responses to White House Condemns Israel’s shelling of UN School in Gaza Strip

  1. Israel Bombs Yet Another United Nations School, Killing Women and Children
    the UN Telling Israel 17 Times that the School Sheltered Civilians


    Many Gazans have been ordered by the Israeli military to leave their homes.

    The Gaza strip was already very small and overcrowded – and Israel has just taken away 44% of it – and so many civilians have crowded into UN shelters … which they assumed were safe.

    By way of background, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) runs a number of shelters in Gaza.

    Israel has bombed numerous UNRWA shelters in the last week. Pierre Krähenbühl – Drector of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross – tweets today:

    This is 6th time one of our @UNRWA schools has been struck. Our staff leading int’l response are being killed. This is a breaking point.

    BBC reports today:

    Israel attacked a UN-run school housing refugees in Gaza despite warnings that civilians were there, the UN has said.

    UN spokesman Chris Gunness said “the world stands disgraced” by the attack, in which 15 died and dozens were hurt.

  2. Palestinians have no shelter, no food, no power. Ambulances & hospitals are being bombed. Where the fuck do you think this is headed?

  3. Liza says:

    The UN has been so ineffective, as usual. They can’t even protect their own facilities.

  4. Liza says:

    Bibi doesn’t care what anyone thinks. He is determined to pursue his final solution to the Palestinian problem, like some 21st century Israeli clone of Heinrich Himmler.

    I just don’t know how Bibi is getting away with this other than US support and the support of his own country. Why does the world turn its back to this when it is so clearly a genocide? When will US collaboration end?

    Bibi wants to knock off as many Palestinians in Gaza as he can and kill the rest by making Gaza uninhabitable, the rest will die from starvation and disease. It won’t take long because of the blockade which no one seems to be concerned about other than the people who live in Gaza. Humanitarian aid will not be allowed. Bibi probably thinks it will just prolong their suffering if they receive aid and die more slowly.

    The US Congress and corporate media will occasionally chant, “Israel has the right to defend itself” while 80% of the people look the other way.

    Israelis are pro-American, which is rare of course in the mideast. We are not supposed to be upset when they commit war crimes against the Palestinians. “Israel has the right to defend itself.”

    • Ametia says:

      Liza, I could really smack the living shit out of the next person(s) who says “Israel has the right to defend itself,” in one breath while there are horrific videos and photos of dead children scattered about.

      Does anyone NOT see how incredibly DUMB and EERIE this LOOKS AND SOUNDS. Israel is defending itself against dead babies and children!


    • Liza, Netanyahu used the situation about the kidnapped teens to put his dream of Palestinian genocide in place. They’re making sure displaced Palestinians have no place to go by bombing U.N. schools used for shelter. Where will the people go?

  5. Ametia says:

    The photos of those poor, innocent babies is gut-wrenching.

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