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Several news reports initially stated that the attack directly hit the school itself, and that the victims had taken refuge there to escape the fighting between the IDF and Palestinian militants. The response, before it was learned that the school itself was not attacked, lead to a renewed push for a cease-fire in the Gaza War. The attack had created a public outcry and prompted condemnation from Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon, members of the news media, and international aid agencies. Numerous testimonies from local residents confirmed later that militants fired mortars from a location close to the school compound and that none of those who had taken refuge in the school got killed.
Originally posted by intrepid
Enough. Discuss the topic and ATS members are NOT the topic.
Originally posted by mattpryor
reply to post by ModernAcademia
IDF wear their uniform with pride. Unlike Hamas, who take it off so they can put civilian clothes on and wave a white flag when things look nasty.
Originally posted by Phedreus
reply to post by silo13
Israel is doing the whole middle east a favor by trying to clear out the pig sty on their border.
I definitely agree that war is a messy business. My main concern is for the people that live there, both sides honest, but the situation in Gaza is one in which I am very familiar and the fact is I do feel that it is little more than a glorified concentration camp.
Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
If the world wasn't watching, the Palestinian genocide would have been complete decades ago. It will happen though, ten or twenty years from now, they'll all be dead and it will be overlooked because of the timescale.