Monday, August 4, 2014

State Dept. "appalled" at Israel's latest civilian killings in Gaza but Reps. Lee Terry, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith just voted to give Israel an extra $225 million of your taxes anyway

From NBC's Richard Engel.
     ...There have been more Israeli airstrikes. One of those strikes caused yet another tragedy. Un officials say Israel fired on a suspected Palestinian militant on a motorcycle just as passed in front of a UN school full of 3,000 Palestinians taking shelter. At least 10 civilians were killed.
     Robert Turner, director of the UN program in Gaza, is stunned Israel chose to attack so close to the school.
     Engel: Do you think Israel should have waited a few more seconds, a few more minutes until he was further away from this location?
     Turner: Why, if this is a moving target and you're tracking him, why there? Why there, right at the gate of a shelter? The location of which you've been given 33 times.
     ...The U.S. State Department said it was "appalled" by today's "disgraceful shelling" outside the school.
Hours after an IDF attack on a UN-operated school killed 20 civilians last week, the US announced it would resupply Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city. Days later, the House overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure giving Israel $225 million more for the country's Iron Dome missile system.

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