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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

US condemns Israel’s ‘disgraceful’ strike on UN school in Gaza


Sun Aug 3, 2014 8:54PM GMT


The United States has strongly condemned a deadly Israeli airstrike on a United Nations school sheltering about 3,000 displaced Palestinians in southern Gaza, saying it is “appalled” by the “disgraceful” attack.

On Sunday, Israel launched another attack on a UN-run school in the town of Rafah, leaving at least 10 people dead and about 30 others injured. This was the third time in 10 days that a UN school has been targeted by the Zionist forces in their nearly month-long offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip.
The State Department in a statement issued on Sunday denounced the attack, noting that the school had been designated a protected location.

"The United States is appalled by today's disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which at least 10 more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. (...)

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