Israel confirms firing near Gaza school

Jerusalem - Israel's military confirmed it fired on a target near a UN school in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Sunday - an attack which medics said killed 10 Palestinians.

"The IDF [army] targeted three PIJ [Islamic Jihad] terrorists on board a motorcycle in the vicinity of an UNRWA school in Rafah," an army statement said, referring to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.

"The IDF is reviewing the consequences of this strike" near the school, where around 3 000 Palestinians were sheltering, it said.

The United Nations expressed "outrage" after the third such strike on one of its Gaza schools in 10 days, after 30 Palestinians were killed in the previous attacks.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called it "a moral outrage and a criminal act".

Joining a chorus of condemnation, the United States said it was "appalled" by the shelling of another UN school in Gaza and called for a "full and prompt" investigation.

State department spokesperson Jen Psaki stressed that "Israel must do more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties".

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Mageba 2014-08-03 08:29:05 PM
Even God must be embarrassed by His chosen nation Israel
Enig Ma 2014-08-03 08:31:14 PM
Were these motorcyclists riding on a single motorbike in the school's playground, rockets strapped on their backs? How could they tell these three were terrorists? Awfull aiming. Bad excuse. You murdered those people IDF.
forest gump 2014-08-03 08:36:15 PM
anybody interested in a different view point? check out Gideon levy and Israeli whistelblower
Artur Kalauov 2014-08-03 08:43:16 PM
IDF dropped white phosphorus shells into Gaza in 2009 and DENIED it until footage was shown on the media world wide of the weapon in use. White phosphorus causes horrific burns and is toxic. Banned for use as a weapon since 1980.
Victor Fedrick 2014-08-03 08:44:25 PM
Im not quite sure this our beautifull planet will survive the next 20 years,the way comflict and killing of innocent soul in every country and continent give one desire to worry.
Khuliso Mutsha 2014-08-03 08:47:06 PM
Gabi Crouse 2014-08-03 08:48:46 PM
Why must Israel protect their children AND Palestinian? Let the Palestinian leaders protect their children... Oh ya I forgot... The spend their money on tunnels to infiltrate terror! Why don't they put those tunnels to good use and protect their women and children? Oh ya... Because they do not value life, they celebrate death. Then what are they complaining about? Let them rejoice in the deaths ... Oh it's ok to die when they take innocent lives with them. You have to be a retard to not see that.
Binte Maya 2014-08-03 08:51:27 PM
Indeed a criminal Act!!
Binte Maya 2014-08-03 08:53:37 PM
I agree forest gump!!
Sviatoslav Igorevich 2014-08-03 09:01:51 PM
“We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” - David Ben-Gurion, (1886-1973), first Israeli Prime Minister (1948-53, 1955-63) and Chief Architect of Zionist terrorism and the state of Israel; revered by Israelis as "Father of the Nation"