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U.N. Sec.-Gen. orders probe of rocket launching from U.N.-run school in Gaza



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Palestinian terrorists launched rockets aiming to kill Israeli civilians over the border, from a school in Gaza run by the U.N. And yet you have to scroll down this page (relevant part copied below) to find an admission:

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY MARIE OKABE
DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON

* In response to questions at briefings over the past two days about reports that Palestinian militants last week launched rockets at Israel from a school run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the UNRWA Commissioner-General spoke about this yesterday, and the Secretary-General has asked that UNRWA fully investigate this incident.

* According to their inquiry, the school had been evacuated at the time of the incident to ensure the safety of the staff and children during an Israeli military incursion. While the school was empty, militants entered the compound and fired rockets at Israel.

* The Secretary-General condemns this abuse of UN facilities, which is a serious violation of the UN’s privileges and immunities.

* He calls on all involved in this conflict to avoid actions that endanger the lives of civilians, especially children, and that put at risk UNRWA’s ability to carry out its humanitarian mission.

Reuters picked up the news, although many newspapers haven’t bothered to run the story.

And despite attacks from its facilities, the U.N. agency responsible today requested more funds.

If you want to see what happens when those Palestinian rockets hit Israel you should spend 7 minutes of your time watching this video from the Israeli working class town of Sderot. It will remind you that each time an American or European journalist dismisses the “harmless home made Kassam rockets from Gaza” they are misleading the public.




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