Monday, February 2, 2009

UN Admits Israel Didn't Bomb UN School in Gaza After All

Remember the big story of the Israeli bombing of a UN school? The Toronto Globe and Mail reports:
John Ging, UNRWA's operations director in Gaza, acknowledged in an interview this week that all three Israeli mortar shells landed outside the school and that "no one was killed in the school."

In case you don't remember, here are some examples of how this was covered at the time:
LA Times
Toll at U.N. school in Gaza reaches 43
Almost 150 were injured when Israeli troops, who say they were responding to mortar fire, shelled the Al Fakhoura School. U.N. staff says there were no militants there.

By Ashraf Khalil and Geraldine Baum
January 8, 2009
Reporting from Jerusalem and The United Nations -- Facts remained murky Wednesday on the Israeli tank shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that U.N. relief officials said left 43 Palestinians dead and almost 150 injured.

Chicago Tribune
Gaza school hit; dozens dead
Israel says militants fired first
JERUSALEM - An Israeli mortar strike that killed about 40 Palestinians sheltering in a UN school Tuesday brought new urgency to diplomatic efforts to end Israel's military onslaught in the Gaza Strip, as the UN Security Council met to discuss the crisis.

Hat Tip: Women Against Shariah

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