Friday, January 9, 2009

UN: Israel Rounds Up 100 into Safe House Then Bombs

UN said that "according to several testimonies, on 4 January Israeli foot soldiers evacuated approximately 100 people into a single-residence house in Zeitun, half of whom were children, warning them to stay indoors.

But 24-hours later, Israeli forces shelled the home repeatedly, killing between 30 and 60 people.

The UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) called it "one of the gravest incidents since the beginning of operations" by Israeli forces in Gaza on December 27.

"Those who survived and were able walked two kilometres to Salah Ed Din road before being transported to hospital in civilian vehicles. Three children, the youngest of whom was five months old, died upon arrival at the hospital," OCHA said in a report on the situation in the battered Gaza Strip.

Asked for comment an Israeli military spokesman said the allegation was being investigated as were other claims that civilians were fired upon and that troops failed to help wounded civilians.

An estimated 770 Palestinians and 14 Israelis have died in nearly two weeks of Israel's air and ground offensive against the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

It came as Israel carried out a series of intensive bombardments over Gaza early today despite a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire.

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P.S. Go to the Jewish moderated forum at to see how mainstream "non-zionist" zionist American Jews are reacting to what's happening in Gaza. It'll be an eye opener.

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