Third rocket arsenal found at un school in gaza

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    Gaza: at least 15 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit

    At least 15 Palestinians were killed and about 90 injured early on Wednesday when a UN school sheltering displaced people was hit by shells during a second night of relentless bombardment that followed an Israeli warning of a protracted military campaign.

    Pierre Krahenbuhl, commissioner-general of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, condemned “in in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces”.

    He said in a statement: “Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN-designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced.

    “We have visited the site and gathered evidence. We have analysed fragments, examined craters and other damage. Our initial assessment is that it was Israeli artillery that hit our school, in which 3,300 people had sought refuge. We believe there were at least three impacts.

    “It is too early to give a confirmed official death toll. But we know that there were multiple civilian deaths and injuries including of women and children and the UNRWA guard who was trying to protect the site. These are people who were instructed to leave their homes by the Israeli army.

    Read More Here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/gaza-another-un-school-hit-in-further-night-of-fierce-bombardment

    At the scene: BBC's Chris Morris in Gaza

    It is a grim scene at the school: debris and personal belongings scattered among dried pools of blood, in a classroom where displaced Palestinians had been sleeping.

    The UN says this is the sixth time that one of its schools has been hit by shellfire since this conflict began. And I've been told by UN officials on the ground that they believe Israeli forces were responsible on each occasion.

    Israel often disputes the UN's version of events. When the UN said an Israeli mortar had hit a school in Beit Hanoun last week, for example, killing at least 13 people, Israel produced video from an aerial drone which it said showed the school compound was empty. But the UN told me - and it has made the same point to the Israeli military - that the resolution of the video is so poor compared with proper satellite imagery that you cannot see some of the trees in the compound, let alone the people.

    Now the language the UN is using to protest against attacks on its schools is becoming stronger, as it has become angrier and more exasperated. Referring to today's school attack, the Commissioner-General of Unrwa, Pierre Krahenbuhl, could not have been any clearer: "I condemn in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces."

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28558433

    Would you say these people heeded the warnings and went somewhere else?

    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza — This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,” already one of the more densely populated places on Earth, is growing dramatically smaller. The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the 3-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the buffer zone eats up about 44 percent of Gaza’s territory.

    See more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...inks-by-40-per-cent.html#sthash.HgAD5sv8.dpuf

    Have you looked at the map of Gaza? Who's running who into the sea?

    IDF is calling now for evacuation of Jabalyah Camp in Gaza. That means 110K people.

    https://twitter.com/lisang/status/493819029417893888
     
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    According to TND, the other side of the story is "off topic".

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