Thursday, 24 July 2014

Israel - Palestine: Proportionate and Legal?

Once again the naughty UN have put themselves into the firing line after a shell has hit a UN-run school (being used as a shelter) in Gaza - killing some 15 people and wounded something in excess of 200 injured. The Israelis are suggesting that it could have been caused by a failed Hamas rocket whilst others are suggesting that the MO points to Israel.

Foolishly thinking that they might be somewhere safe there were 'hundreds of Palestinians' taking refuge from the fighting in the school in Beit Hanoun (a place that made the news in 2006 when the Israelis shelled it).

Regardless of whose shell it turns out to be, things are looking bad with the Israeli's managing to kill one child per hour for the past couple of days. Add to this the fact that the death toll is looking rather unbalanced (Palestinians 750  - Israel's 33) and you'll see that the situation has gone past grim and is now something much worse!!!

Ban Ki-moon said in a statement regarding this:
'Many have been killed - including women and children, as well as U.N. staff'

Please pray for peace and comon sense to prevail

1 comment:

Vic Van Den Bergh said...

It seems today that the attack on the UN shelter was the work of Israeli forces:

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) says it was not informed before an attack on one of its shelters killed at least 13 people. An estimated 200 people were injured at the site in Beit Hanoun, which the UN was running as a shelter.

Israel says it gave a four-hour period in which people could leave, but Bob Turner, director of operations for UNRWA in Gaza, told the BBC's Chris Morris that the attack had not been confirmed.