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US: ‘Appalled’ by Shelling of UN School in Gaza (Rips Israel)
AP via PBS ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2014 | Tom Raum and Matthew Lee

Posted on 08/03/2014 11:54:03 AM PDT by kristinn

The United States said Sunday it is “appalled” by the “disgraceful” shelling by Israel of a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza.

In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced in a statement issued Sunday the attack earlier in the day that killed 10 people, noting that the school had been designated a protected location.

“The coordinates of the school, like all UN facilities in Gaza, have been repeatedly communicated to the Israel Defense Forces,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in the statement. “We once again stress that Israel must do more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties.”

The U.S. condemnation follows one by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who depicted the shelling near the Rafah school as both “a moral outrage and a criminal act.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaza; hamas; israel; psaki

1 posted on 08/03/2014 11:54:04 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

How many schools were there in Hiroshima?


2 posted on 08/03/2014 11:55:14 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: kristinn

The Obamunists may be “l” by it — but the Americans are not.

The Americans are appalled that Hamas uses schools and hospitals as fire bases.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 11:55:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kristinn

Hamas does its fighting right next to a school on PURPOSE so that Israel shells right back, hits the school, and Hamas can play victim..and it works every single time..Israel shouldn’t even bother listening to these morons, just keep on doing what your doing Israel, I will always have your back!


4 posted on 08/03/2014 11:56:17 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

they speak of suspicions of rocket launches as if the Israelis are simply shooting willy nilly.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 11:56:40 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: kristinn

The State Dept. supports terrorists. Not surprising when the Sec. State is a traitor to his own country


6 posted on 08/03/2014 11:57:35 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Jim Noble

Dresden, Berlin, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Hamburg...


7 posted on 08/03/2014 11:58:45 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: TigersEye
Maria Harf, airhead extraordinaire, is outraged.
8 posted on 08/03/2014 11:58:58 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kristinn

Gee, maybe Hamas should quit using schools and hospitals as staging areas and munitions dumps. Unlike US leadership, Israel is not run by idiots.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 11:59:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: kristinn

Who is ‘Appalled’ ? The lights are off in the white House ,it must be the Pro-Hamas people at the White House front gate


10 posted on 08/03/2014 11:59:21 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kristinn

11 posted on 08/03/2014 12:00:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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White House, MSM...

The U. S. was not appalled.

You asses were appalled.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 12:03:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of the populace is worse than that.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Three thousand people were in the school and only ten
were killed? So if half of them were civilians, (the
going average) then five of them were terrorists shooting
from the vicinity Got it.


13 posted on 08/03/2014 12:04:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kristinn

Hey Psaki, Hamas is well aware of Israel’s coordinates, that’s the cause of this mess.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 12:08:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: tet68

Israel believes and stated today the rockets that hit the school were in fact Hamas fired rockets that went off target thus it was self inflicted.


15 posted on 08/03/2014 12:08:51 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: kristinn

Cum’on! Those kids blow up pretty fast.

They can just make some more...


16 posted on 08/03/2014 12:10:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: DoughtyOne
Absolutely!

Hey Valerie, real Americans by an overwhelming majority don't buy the crap you are selling. Go back to Iran, and take your Indonesian boss with you.
17 posted on 08/03/2014 12:11:28 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: tet68

I’m not much concerned, but please see post #15 - if the Israelis had been targeting the school, they’d have done a much better job.


18 posted on 08/03/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: kristinn

It was either an actual school hit by a HAMAS rocket, or a Munitions Dump with desks in it.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 12:14:13 PM PDT by agere_contra (Hamas has dug miles of tunnels - but no bomb-shelters.)
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To: Tzfat

Valerie is mad because Hamas is running out of rockets and their tunnels are being demolished. It’s almost over and Hamas is losing.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 12:18:47 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

But not care at all about the terrorists bombing Israel. What a sorry group in Washington.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 12:19:49 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: jimbo123
Hamas is losing. Hamas is losing lost . Hamas is losing a loser.
22 posted on 08/03/2014 12:27:04 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: kristinn
kristinn, another Freeper found this amazing example of hypocracy, FUBAR, Shaddenfraude, Karma all rolled into one. You should get this out there:

ISRAEL AND GAZA SITUATION SUMMED UP IN ONE SHOCKING LIVE VIDEO

Reporter (in front of UN school criticising Israel for attacking such places) is forced to duck as Hamas launches a misslile from it.

23 posted on 08/03/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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24 posted on 08/03/2014 12:28:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sheapdog
Israel believes and stated today the rockets that hit the school were in fact Hamas fired rockets that went off target thus it was self inflicted.

I'll bet we will find one day that a lot of these were Hamas doing this on purpose.

25 posted on 08/03/2014 12:30:50 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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26 posted on 08/03/2014 12:33:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: icwhatudo

Great video! After the rocket was fired the turkey looked like he may have needed to change his shorts.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 12:37:30 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: kristinn
US: ‘Appalled’ by Shelling of . . . School

Still? Clinton has been out of office a long time.. no wait! I thought the headline said applaud shelling of school.

Belgrade bombing defying bill clinton and albright

The press allowed Bill Clinton to commit war crimes against the people of Serbia

"Serbia did not pose any threat to the U.S. . . . the liberal media never once questioned Clinton's motives nor do they to this day . . . Bill Clinton convinced NATO to join in the fight against the people of Serbia . . .The air-war . . . targeted civilians . . . schools, hospitals, churches, office buildings, and private homes. They even bombed a nature park! In Belgrade, all three bridges which spanned the Danube were destroyed. They knocked out power and water to the Serbs. The bombing went on for 79 days."

As I recall, bombing civilians was deliberate and meant to force them to oust their leader who had refused to resign. Clinton and Albright could not get him to resign so they "had" to bomb the civilians.

28 posted on 08/03/2014 1:00:30 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kristinn

There is no moral equivalence or doubt here. The administration has clearly sided with the murderous, fanatical thugs who started this conflict by launching hundreds of rockets at civilians in Israel, and who sacrifice their children on the alter of murdering Jews. That most of the Arab league is in Israel’s corner speaks volumes. Obama and Kerry have made their moral choice, and the whole world understands perfectly what is going on.

To Hell with those who voted for O, and those who stayed home because McCain and Romney weren’t perfect.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 1:04:13 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: kristinn
I am sad that children died building the tunnels that Hamas uses to attack Israel with the concrete donated by. Israel to be used for humanitarian purposes. I am sad that the mentally disabled and weak are manipulated/bullied into become suicide bombers that kill the innocents. I am thankful that Israel has the iron dome to protect the innocents from the thousands of rockets hidden in schools and mosques. I pray that God softens the hearts of Hamas to honor ceasefires and that Israel will find a way to trust them when they do. I pray that Hamas learns to love their children more than they hate Israel.
30 posted on 08/03/2014 1:06:53 PM PDT by Sertorius (A hayseed with no Greek and dam^ proud of it)
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To: icwhatudo

I don’t care who you are, now that’s funny!


31 posted on 08/03/2014 1:07:28 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? If not us then who?)
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To: icwhatudo

I don’t care who you are, now that’s funny!


32 posted on 08/03/2014 1:07:28 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? If not us then who?)
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To: jazusamo
Watched the video, and it's obvious the correspondent was rattled. It can be a little disorienting when the truth intrudes on your scripted agitprop, but a true professional propagandist can ignore what's in front of his face and stick to the script.

"Gaza Gallagher" needs to learn this if he expects to be the new "Baghdad Bob"

33 posted on 08/03/2014 1:08:46 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: ZOOKER

Well said, the rocket definitely interrupted his propaganda train of thought.


34 posted on 08/03/2014 1:15:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: icwhatudo

It would’ve been funnier if that biased moron had been burned a bit or otherwise injured (but not too seriously). Sorry, I am a big fan of karma, and he deserves to get some payback.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 1:56:02 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: kristinn

Heard that hamas was hiding missles in and around the school and thats what killed them, would not put it passed these murderers.


36 posted on 08/03/2014 2:51:14 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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Civilian deaths are tragic. I'll wait a couple days for the investigation of the incident. Israel's, not the UN, they're a combatant as well. But if there were 3,000 people in the school, big school, and ten tragic deaths, I'm not seeing the problem on the surface unless this was the one UN facility in Gaza which was known to have nothing to do with storing weapons.

37 posted on 08/03/2014 3:33:30 PM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I STAND WITH ISRAEL


38 posted on 08/03/2014 3:40:50 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: kristinn

I’m thinking it is time to take care of US vets, retirees, our burning parks, our infrastructure that is going to hxll, and our borders, and especially we Americans.

Our corrupt politicians of both Parties on the take from wealthy lobbyists need to receive a serious heads up, and that America is their one and only priority, not the Middle East.


39 posted on 08/03/2014 4:30:31 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: Tzfat

I second that...


40 posted on 08/03/2014 6:06:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of the populace is worse than that.)
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To: SJackson

Good thing this criminal in the White House wasn’t fighting WW2. !!!


41 posted on 08/04/2014 3:53:53 AM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obamar in 2015 !!!)
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To: Shimmer1

Hell Yeah


42 posted on 08/04/2014 7:28:23 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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