Israeli Tank Shells Kill at Least 40 at UN School
Israeli tank fire killed at least 42 people hiding in a United Nations school in Gaza, four days into a ground assault launched by Israeli Defence Forces.
Witnesses state that dozens were injured after two Israeli tank shells exploded outside the school, located in the Jabalya refugee camp. A UN official said 350 people had been sheltering at the school, and had been regularly updating the Israeli army about the location of the facility.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was looking into information on the incident at al-Fakhora school in Jabalya refugee camp, on the fourth day of a ground assault launched after a week of air strikes failed to end Hamas rocket salvoes.
A U.N. official says 30 people died and 55 injured when artillery shells landed at the perimeter of a U.N. school in the 11th day of the Israeli onslaught in Gaza.
John Ging, Director of Operations in Gaza of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), said that 30 people died and 55 others were injured when three Israeli artillery shells landed at the perimeter of a UN school in the Jabaliya refugee camp.
The United Nations Security Council is meeting late Tuesday afternoon to discuss a resolution to halt the violence in Gaza.
The UN Security Council has scheduled a meeting for late Tuesday afternoon to discuss adoption a resolution to halt the violence in Gaza.
Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross joined the UN in warning of a 'critical situation' in Gaza. A shortage of ambulances has led to long waits for medical treatment.
The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross has said that wounded people are dying while waiting for ambulances in the Gaza Strip.
The Turkish Prime Minister accused Israel of using the Gaza attack to win votes before the general elections in February.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed Israel over its offensive in Gaza and said it was a bid by the Israeli leadership to score points ahead of the general elections in February, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.
Jordan's King Abdullah II stated on Tuesday that Jordan will continue trying to stop the Israeli attack on Gaza.
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday affirmed that Jordan will continue its intensive efforts to stop the Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, according to the Royal Hashemite Court.
Protesters gathered around the Israeli Embassy in London, England again today, after a number of arrests and violence over the last few days.
About 60 police officers monitored the group of demonstrators, who demanded Israel stop what they describe as a "Holocaust in Gaza".
Iran is dead set against the Israeli attacks, with their speaker of parliament Ali Larijani saying that what Israel is doing is worse than the actions of the Nazis during the Second World War. While there is much talk, there has been no obvious military or financial aid coming from Iran.
The influential speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani, has said that what Israel is doing is worse than the actions of the Nazis during the Second World War.
NowPublic member Sameh Habeeb is posting from within Gaza, his last twitter posting said that explosions were going off near his house.
*Numbers and Figures of Israeli War on Gaza:
*Total death toll: 620 while Wounded: 3000.
NP'er Miriam Mannak posting about how South Africa's ruling party is condemning the Israeli attacks on Gaza:
The statement said that that the Palestinian people should have a right to exist within a sovereign state, with secure borders alongside a sovereign Israeli state.