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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:04 PM

UN chief Ban Ki-moon tells Israel to 'end this madness'after third Israeli strike on a UN School

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/03/gaza-israel-united-nations-school-strike-ban-ki-moon
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A third deadly attack on a United Nations school sheltering people fleeing bombardment in Gaza was strongly condemned by both the UN and the US on Sunday, with UN chief, Ban Ki-moon, calling it a "moral outrage and a criminal act" and pleading for an end to "this madness".

The US said it was appalled by the "disgraceful" attack, which killed at least 10 people and injured dozens just days after the shelling of two other UN schools in Gaza caused international shock and anger.

A hospital near the site of Sunday's attack, in the southern town of Rafah, was overwhelmed with the dead and injured. Children's bodies were stored in an ice-cream freezer as the morgue ran out of room.

It was, said Ban, "yet another gross violation of international humanitarian law, which clearly requires protection by both parties of Palestinian civilians, UN staff and UN premises, among other civilian facilities". He called for a swift investigation, saying "those responsible [must be] held accountable. It is a moral outrage and a criminal act."

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Reply UN chief Ban Ki-moon tells Israel to 'end this madness'after third Israeli strike on a UN School (Original post)
malaise Aug 2014 OP
The Magistrate Aug 2014 #1
BillZBubb Aug 2014 #3
monmouth3 Aug 2014 #2
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:12 PM

1. They Should Heed Him, Ma'am

And there needs to be an impartial investigation of this.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:27 PM

3. The Israelis would claim no one is impartial. We've been down this road before. nt.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:12 PM

2. What is to be investigated??? Shut them down, take Bibi to a place to cool off..n/t

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:10 PM

4. "Why do you accuse us of such a thing,

before we have made our own investigation? This may take several months, because we have to be very thorough."

(sarc)

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