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An inquiry into the incident revealed that the IDF soldiers acted according to procedures and fired back at gunmen firing mortar shells from the school. The investigation also revealed that Hamas launching cells were operating within the school. The shells landed outside the school yard.
Originally posted by pieman
if hamas fighters were firing from a UN school, and there is proof of it, i would suggest that hamas were wrong. however, israel hasn't actually provided this proof.
at the moment, all we know for sure is that a UN school was hit and approx 40 civilians were killed. israel knew it was a UN school, they had the co-ordinates and there were big blue flags on the roof.
besides, if israel did nothing wrong they won't have any problem accounting for their actions, what's the issue with an investigation?
RAFAH, Gaza Strip, May 5 (Reuters) - By day, Awad al-Qiq was a respected science teacher and headmaster at a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip. By night, Palestinian militants say, he built rockets for Islamic Jihad.
The Israeli air strike that killed the 33-year-old last week also laid bare his apparent double life and embarrassed a U.N. agency which has long had to rebuff Israeli accusations that it has aided and abetted guerrillas fighting the Jewish state.
Palestinian militants say...
i would suggest the international criminal courts might be a suitable venue for an inquiry into the matter.
The International Criminal Court was established by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, so called because it was adopted in Rome, Italy on 17 July 1998 by the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. The Rome Statute is an international treaty, binding only on those States which formally express their consent to be bound by its provisions. These States then become “Parties” to the Statute.
Originally posted by citizen smith
reply to post by mrmonsoon
Whether the headmaster did indeed lead a double-life as a rocket technician it could lead to a dangerous precedent.
Now any Palestinian that has any educational background or technical qualification that could be stated as being able to be applied to weapons or infrastructure factoring could be classed as a legitimate target for arrest or assault