Gaza school attacked as children queue for sweets

August 9, 2014 9:10 pm 0 comments Views: 84

Ban Ki-moon condemns attack, which killed 10 people including children, as ‘a moral outrage and a criminal act’, as Israel announces seven hour ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ on Monday

Israel’s military assault on Gaza drew fierce international criticism once more on Sunday after 10 people, including children, were killed and at least 30 hurt in a missile attack at a UN school sheltering refugees forced from their homes by nearly a month of war.

It was the second such incident in less than a week and prompted another broadside from Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, who called it “a moral outrage and a criminal act” and appeared to blame Israel.

“The attack is yet another gross violation of international humanitarian law, ” said Mr Ban, who had strongly condemned an attack last week on another assault on a UN school in Jabaliya, that left 16 dead.

A Palestinian boy injured in an Israeli strike boy receives treatment (AP)

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