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GAZA CITY — United Nations officials accused Israel of violating international law after artillery shells slammed into a school overflowing with evacuees Wednesday, an attack that Palestinian and U.N. officials said killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens as they slept.
It was one of the worst mass-casualty incidents of the three-week war. The building was the sixth U.N. school in the Gaza Strip to be rocked by explosions during the conflict.
Israeli officials said they were trying to determine who was responsible for the bloodshed. In past incidents, the Israeli military blamed errant rocket or mortar fire by Gaza militants for explosions at U.N. schools — or said the blasts were under investigation.
“I condemn in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces,” said Pierre Krähenbühl, the UNRWA commissioner-general. “This is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. www.washingtonpost.com... mlToday the world stands disgraced.”
so that he shelters and aids Hamas leaders to hide in his hospital,
Hamas leaders was seen hiding in the same part of the hospital that he worked in.
Israeli occupation and Palestinian control
Mads Gilbert. Norwegian medical doctor known for his humanitarian work at the hospital.
When Israel reoccupied Gaza in the 1967 Six-Day War, the entire Egyptian administration and staff in the hospital were taken prisoner. By 1969, the internal medicines department grew to contain several sub-departments. The hospital underwent a major Israeli renovation in the 1980s as part of a showcase project to improve the living conditions of Gaza residents.
Much of the media coverage of the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict was broadcast or written by correspondents reporting from the hospital.
The two Norwegian medical doctors, Erik Fosse and Mads Gilbert, have done humanitarian work at the hospital.
Several reports by Shin Bet officials (Yuval Diskin, Yitzhak Ilan) stated that Hamas used Al-Shifa hospital as bunker and refuge, knowing it will be spared by air-strikes. Ahmed Jabari hid there during the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict.
originally posted by: Flint2011
a reply to: buster2010
Palestine is technically not a Nation.
It is indeed an occupied land. Israel being the occupiers. Israel is a recognized Nation. Palestine is fighting for the same recognition in the UN as well as seeking in other international bodies for recognition.
I believe Switzerland just recently recognized Palestine as a sovereign Nation. The first of it's kind and the US raised hell over it.
It is indeed sad that Israel controls everything there. The Water, Power, Economy, Jobs. Palestine doesn't even have it's own Law Enforcement in the traditional sense because Israel won't allow it. Palestine is an occupied territory and has been since 1948 and will continue to be until Israel and Palestine come to some sort of Two State solution. These are facts regardless of what anyone thinks of either place. Israel prevents most of the Humanitarian aid that is sent and provided to Palestine as well. Everything is under the guise of Security.