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Gaza: at least 15 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit

By: Harriet Sherwood

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/

At least 15 Palestinians were killed and about 90 injured early on Wednesday when a UN school sheltering displaced people was hit by shells during a second night of relentless bombardment that followed an Israeli warning of a protracted military campaign.

Pierre Krahenbuhl, commissioner-general of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, condemned “in in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces”.

He said in a statement: “Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN-designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced.

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Gaza: UN Official Breaks Down On Air (Video)

info-pictogram1 A spokesman for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees could not contain his grief on Wednesday after appearing on Al Jazeera Arabic to discuss the shelling of a UN-run school earlier in the day. With the cameras rolling, UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness breaks down into tears after discussing the attack.