White House and Pentagon Slam Israeli Killing of Palestinian Civilians

Even Israel’s Main Ally Thinks It’s Gone Too Far

After Israel bombed another UN School – killing women and children – despite UN telling Israel 17 times that the school sheltered civilians, UN spokesman Chris Gunness said “the world stands disgraced”  by the attack.

Now, even the United States is slamming the attack.  As BBC reports:

“The shelling of a UN facility that is housing innocent civilians who are fleeing violence is totally unacceptable and totally indefensible,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

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Mr Earnest said there was little doubt that the shells were fired by the Israeli military.

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The Pentagon has joined the White House in criticising Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, saying the Gaza civilian casualty figure is too high.

“It’s become clear that the Israelis need to do more to live up to their very high standards – their very high and very public standards – for protecting civilian life,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told news briefing.

The UN has also strongly condemned the continuing violence.

“The reality of Gaza today is that no place is safe,” UN humanitarian chief Baroness Valerie Amos told the Security Council.

The head of Unrwa, the main UN relief agency in Gaza, warned that “the population is facing a precipice”.

“Should further large-scale displacement indeed occur, the occupying power (Israel), according to international humanitarian law, will have to assume direct responsibility to assist these people,” Pierre Kraehenbuehl said.

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  • Here is a report I have!

    27 JULY 2014 If you care about Israel and Gaza, watch this emotional Jon Snow video by Matthew Champion

    Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow has made an emotional appeal for people to consider the children of Gaza, after returning from the area. In the below clip he describes the scene he witnessed in Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital, where doctors were overwhelmed by victims of the Israeli military operation. More than 1,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, 45 Israelis – 43 of them soldiers – and one Thai national in Israel have died since the offensive began.

    http://www.channel4.com/news/the-children-of-gaza-jon-snow-video

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  • Just a dumb gringo

    If they are so concerned, how about maybe stopping giving them the bombs and bullets?? The West didn’t care enough about the Jews in WWII to save 6 million (or even just what it could have) from Nazi extermination camps. But it does now apparently care enough to give the radical lunatic fringe that now controls Israel’s government the means to hang on to other people’s land given Israel to assuage a guilty conscience. If the Palestinians survive (and the West’s conscience ever revives) maybe the West can give them the land occupied by some even less well-armed inhabitants.

    (I think) I remember seeing a Nova that said something to the effect of: Palestinians and (native) Jews are really one people, that this whole ages long conflict is really just a cover for a turf war in which the most well-armed parties periodically seize control of the best real estate in the area.

  • B. Miles Teg

    Bought and paid for politicians, AIPAC’ed &ALEC’d Christian Zionists, neocons, usurious bankers, spineless Attorneys General… what a country… when will the natives get restless…