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US Condemns Israel for Bombing Terrorists near School

“I think the United States has been terrific” – Netanyahu. “I have been very clear…that Israel has a right to defend itself.” – Obama.

Palestinians inspect at a motorcycle that was hit in an Israeli air strike in Dir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip in 2012, similar to Sunday's attack.

Palestinians inspect at a motorcycle that was hit in an Israeli air strike in Gaza in 2012, similar to Sunday's attack.
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90

The U.S. State Dept. said Sunday it was “appalled” by an Israeli Air Force raid on terrorists near a school run by UNRWA and that Israel must “do more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties.”

Hamas sources, which for some reason remain unquestioned by foreign and even Israeli media,  reported that 10 people were killed in the targeted strike on motorcycle terrorists near the school that was used to shelter approximately 3,000 Gazans.

“The IDF targeted three…Islamic Jihad…terrorists on board a motorcycle in the vicinity of an UNRWA school in Rafah,” the IDF announced.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was “outraged” at the attack on terrorists in a civilian area, as if there is a non-civilian area in Gaza where terrorists are located, called for those responsible for the “gross violation of international humanitarian law” to be held accountable. “This madness must stop,” he said , according to a spokesperson.

The harsh comments from Washington came one day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slobbered praise all over President Barack Obama and  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for their statements “regarding Israel’s right to defend itself against rockets and tunnels.”

The Geneva Convention clearly states in Article 51(7) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I, “The presence or movements of the civilian population or individual civilians shall not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations, in particular in attempts to shield military objectives from attacks or to shield, favor or impede military operations.”

U.S. State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who says what she is told to say, stated Sunday, “The suspicion that militants are operating nearby does not justify strikes that put at risk the lives of so many innocent civilians.”

Suspicion?

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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121 Responses to “US Condemns Israel for Bombing Terrorists near School”

  1. Kino Nieto says:

    God bless Israel!!!

  2. Where she they be bombed ? Lined up in a corn field? Ok ..please send out the notice …terrorist come out come out wherever you are …where would you hide if you were Hamas? In a school or on the front lines? Enough bashing . This isn’t baseball people.

  3. Where she they be bombed ? Lined up in a corn field? Ok ..please send out the notice …terrorist come out come out wherever you are …where would you hide if you were Hamas? In a school or on the front lines? Enough bashing . This isn’t baseball people.

  4. Debi Lovell says:

    that sounds more like the UN spouting this

  5. Debi Lovell says:

    that sounds more like the UN spouting this

  6. Jose Medina says:

    He should be thankful he wasn’t riding it!

  7. Uzi Kattan says:

    The US should asks why schools have children during summer vacation. To use as ‘human’ shields.

  8. Obama is lying.he hates us.

  9. GOD BLESS ISRAEL+IDF.
    GOD LOVES ISRAEL+IDF.
    GOD PROTECT ISRAEL+IDF.
    WE LOVE YOU ISRAEL+IDF.
    WE STAND WITH YOU ISRAEL+IDF.
    FOREVER

  10. The Prime Minister of Israel has to be diplomatic, but we do not. Obama is an enemy of Israel and Obama is a terrorist sympathizer. Let him go to hell.

  11. If the only had a fraction of the brain that you have, then it was another story.

  12. Mel Wilde says:

    You trust President Obama at your own risk.

  13. Geneva convention supports Israel .look it up

  14. Mike Stewart says:

    What does it matter where a terrorist was killed if he was killed by a school or killed by a tree what does it matter. The fact is that every time a terrorist is killed the world becomes a little safer place to live. Keep up the good work Israel………….

  15. Rothschild cartel is the Cabal. they are not going to last very long.

  16. And America condems the white house for Obamas actions all of his actions

  17. And America condems the white house for Obamas actions all of his actions

  18. Obama has been and remains an incompetent

  19. Obama is a terrorist

  20. Randyll RG says:

    Woah, hang on. The only person doing the condemning was one woman from the State Department, according to JPost.

  21. Jake Garza says:

    It should read “Obama condemns Israel” not the US!

  22. Sarah Crowe says:

    and if you believe that Obama really feels that way, I have a bridge to sell you…

  23. Bill Thomas says:

    The U.S. cannot even meet its own standards, they keep straying from and wanting to change the constitution, which is THE fabric of America, NOT muslims.

  24. Bill Thomas says:

    Of course we would condemn Israel for their war efforts. We wont even cross our pink line

  25. Today 95 rockets and mortars were shot into Israel today from schools and mosques today. More weapons were found in a UN school.i guess that is ok with the current administration.

  26. Today 95 rockets and mortars were shot into Israel today from schools and mosques today. More weapons were found in a UN school.i guess that is ok with the current administration.

  27. Judith Ross says:

    School is out, the children should be away from the buildings, and now they are used for rockets, and even if the schools were filled with children, Hamas would store rockets and launch them for the area.

  28. Judith Ross says:

    School is out, the children should be away from the buildings, and now they are used for rockets, and even if the schools were filled with children, Hamas would store rockets and launch them for the area.

  29. Netanyahu says Obama is terrific out of one side of his mouth and out of the other side of his mouth says Israel is not interested in Obama’s condemnation

  30. Don’t turn your backs on Obama and Kerry. We cant trust them in America.

  31. Don’t turn your backs on Obama and Kerry. We cant trust them in America.

  32. Both of those statements are such double talk. diplomatic news speak.

  33. Both of those statements are such double talk. diplomatic news speak.

  34. Deb Hoc says:

    Oh well what did the school have to do with the tunnels?

  35. Tim Meeks says:

    Screw obama and kerry

  36. Tim Meeks says:

    Screw obama and kerry

  37. Deb Hoc says:

    Hey we paid for one school. We paid for the tunnels. Now why is the president crying?

  38. Deb Hoc says:

    Hey we paid for one school. We paid for the tunnels. Now why is the president crying?

  39. US condemns Israel for bombing terrorists near school? Did they also condemn the terrorists for hiding near the school?

  40. US condemns Israel for bombing terrorists near school? Did they also condemn the terrorists for hiding near the school?

  41. Steve Smith says:

    The US does not have the right to condemn any country for what happens ina a war after their debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan and they can’t take care of the veterans of their wars that they have now.

  42. Steve Smith says:

    The US does not have the right to condemn any country for what happens ina a war after their debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan and they can’t take care of the veterans of their wars that they have now.

  43. This Administration is a joke!!!!! That is the USA !!

  44. Usani Utum says:

    Israel expell terrorists from your land

  45. How dare our govt condem Israel Where are these same people condemning Hamas for putting rocket in schools and hospital run by the UN Is that ok double standard

  46. How dare our govt condem Israel Where are these same people condemning Hamas for putting rocket in schools and hospital run by the UN Is that ok double standard

  47. Ron Johnson says:

    The terrorist are there where else can they be bombed?

  48. And let’s not forget, thus far weapons/ rockets have been stashed in not 1 but 3 UN facilities!!! And UN did Not recover these, rather that cannot even locate them!!
    Stop the propaganda hamass , stop hiding behind your own people you cowards!
    ‘US state dept’ condemns huh??
    The majority of the US stands with Israel !!!

  49. And let’s not forget, thus far weapons/ rockets have been stashed in not 1 but 3 UN facilities!!! And UN did Not recover these, rather that cannot even locate them!!
    Stop the propaganda hamass , stop hiding behind your own people you cowards!
    ‘US state dept’ condemns huh??
    The majority of the US stands with Israel !!!

  50. They have found some tunnels under the schools

  51. OBAMA’S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD BUDDY IN CHARGE OF AMERICA’S SECURITY

    http://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/10/01/the-political-corporation-muslim-brotherhood-appointed-as-advisor-for-central-governments-unconstitutional-gestapo-homeland-security-scheme/

    OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION CONTAINS NO FEWER THAN 6 MEMBERS OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD…

    Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser.

    Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference.

    Salam al-Marayati – Obama Adviser, founder of Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director.

    Imam Mohamed Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar, Islamic Society of North America.

    Eboo Patel – Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighbourhood Partnerships.

    U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, joined three other congressmen to raise alarms about Elibiary and others in the Obama administration with apparent ties to, or at least sympathies with, the Muslim Brotherhood.

  52. OBAMA’S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD BUDDY IN CHARGE OF AMERICA’S SECURITY

    http://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/10/01/the-political-corporation-muslim-brotherhood-appointed-as-advisor-for-central-governments-unconstitutional-gestapo-homeland-security-scheme/

    OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION CONTAINS NO FEWER THAN 6 MEMBERS OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD…

    Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser.

    Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference.

    Salam al-Marayati – Obama Adviser, founder of Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director.

    Imam Mohamed Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar, Islamic Society of North America.

    Eboo Patel – Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighbourhood Partnerships.

    U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, joined three other congressmen to raise alarms about Elibiary and others in the Obama administration with apparent ties to, or at least sympathies with, the Muslim Brotherhood.

  53. Obama is anti-Israel

  54. NO! Obama condemns Israel! He is neither America or American!

  55. Blessed One of Israel, continue to bless Israel.

  56. Livia Shagam says:

    nobody pays attention to him any more – he has a two forked tongue. A serpent!

  57. Liz Smith says:

    What ignorance here!

  58. Sue Johnson says:

    Israel bombs rockets. Not people. It is Gaza’s responsibility to protect her people. Hamas does not care if civilians die. Blame Hamas. Not Israel.

  59. US has two faces or I should said Obama

  60. Liz Smith says:

    Article 51 (7) of Geneva Convention, civilian population are not to be used as human shields in military operations or from attacks.

  61. Support Kurdish Nations Independence Right in Iraq!

  62. FK USA GVRNMTKKK THEY FKING WITH AMERICA AND ISRAEL AS WELL!!!

  63. BECAUSE THEY NAIZSKKK SUPPORTING MURDERSMUSLIMS TRASH PERIOD!!!

  64. U.N. ARE NAZISKKK WHO SUPPOTING MURDERSMUSLIMSKKK PERIOD!!!

  65. Liz Smith says:

    Israel gave “effective advanced warnings” (Article 57 (2) (C) of Geneva Convention) to Palestinians so they could leave the area, Hamas told them to stay. Israel did all they could, without any other counties intervention to get the innocent out. Unfortunately many choose to use their own as human shields for picture purposes to make Israel, whomever they are fighting, to look bad,

  66. Liz Smith says:

    “country’s’”

  67. Don’t believe a word obuma says.. In trustable.. Traitor !!

  68. The people let them set the schools up!! So be it!! Don’t stop

  69. Liz Smith says:

    So, pray for our leaders! We are still living in a better country than most. Even though many of us feel this way, we don’t need to publicly slander on here.

  70. Liz Smith says:

    They are right here on American soil as well, waiting patiently. People better wake up!

  71. Liz Smith says:

    Tarkan, do some research for yourself, You’re listening to mainstream media which is bought out. Muslims owned.

  72. Ok US DOS. How about we say Hamas has WMDs? Won’t that make it ok? It did for Bush. And you didn’t say a word when you found out he was lying?

  73. Liz Smith says:

    That’s the muslim agenda, to make everyone, everywhere serve allah. They are here in America waiting for their orders, trying to change our freedoms. People need to get their blinders off, and wake up. Have you not heard PM speeches? Other countries are next.

  74. The US condemns Israel but not Iraq or Syria ,Sudan etc .for butchering Christians ? Barak Hussein Obama and his Terrorist Regime is responsible for all the Terrorism in Israel and the Middle East because Barak Hussein Obama and his Regime is giving his Terrorists regimes the money at the tune of billions of dollars and weapons ,cement ,missiles ,hand granades etc .

  75. Jay Adler says:

    You fire from schools, you’re nothing but fools!

  76. Jay Adler says:

    Germans ran gas chambers and kept Jews and others as slaves, experimented on people and more. @Darrin Smith you are one ignorant fool!

  77. Skid Marks says:

    HOM O BAMA IS WRONG. YOUR ONLY CHOICE IS TO BOMB EVERY PLACE THAT HAS WEAPONS !

  78. Leo Nathan says:

    US you are out of tune please be a bit more reasonable

  79. Totally on Hamas’ head!

  80. Dan Summer says:

    Two words … Fuc. K you. !

  81. David Grim says:

    Nice move Chamas.

  82. Tell Hamas to stop firing rockets from schools & hospitals and maybe Israel won’t fire near schools… strike where the fire comes from…

  83. Israel should continue to flatten Hamas

  84. What would any other country do to those Islamic Nazi A-holes.?? Who is innocent there Darrin, you are a Muslim loving Anti-Semite who is bias and wants future terrorists. Less future terrorists because very few who are Muslim are innocent in Gaza and elsewhere.!!!

  85. Roy A Bois says:

    Israel is right and the UN is wrong.

  86. Islam is as false as it gets and is a Nazi death cult, look who’s talking before you blame.!!!???

  87. Steve Smith says:

    That is your opinion….not everyone’s

  88. We have a saying for you Mark Boulle, never assume for it does make an ass out of you!!

  89. It’s not US, it’s Obama the one who condemns Israel. Obama is not America. PERIOD.

  90. Israel has the right to defend their people.

  91. It is just unacceptable the way the US Administration acts toward Israel. I will not stop speaking out until this bad behavior stops, or Obama gets impeached. I voted for him & I strongly regret it. He lies to our strongest ally in the middle east, (which is Israel), & to the American people. He appears to align himself with the groups that want to destroy Israel. I had never spoken out so openly against my President before this conflict, but I must continue to do so, because this behavior cannot be tolerated, it is just wrong!

  92. Gwenda Oates says:

    I hope Israel blows them off the map. Innocents do not teach children to kill.

  93. Bill Thomas says:

    People think I’m crazy….I agree with you!

  94. Raymond Felx says:

    Very good question, and that genocide continues to this day!

  95. Dana Welch says:

    Who cares anything re Hamas? Do you care?

  96. Yes, they are so brave, they hide out in or near schools, in or near hospitals, in or near mosques.

  97. ISRAEL has a right to defend itself, that is, the State of Israel and the People of Israel or it will not exist…as is the state of war at this time…

  98. Mike Stewart says:

    Israel belongs to the Jewish people, the Palestinians have no claim on that land. Sorry it belongs to God’s people.

  99. I condemn Obama for being a crowed and a Closet Muslim

  100. Dana Welch says:

    Glenn, you are either in the Democrat, Liberal, Progressive, RINO and Socialist cabal or your a Communist. You’re an anti-Semite. You’re part of the ‘Hate America First’ crowd. Tell us where you live. You’re an infidel. You don’t think Hamas wouldn’t hesitate to drop 3k rockets on you? You voted for The Half-white Muslim Knight, twice. In the last election, THwMK won by lying and lawlessness appealing particularly to stupid people (Low Information Voter, LIV) and sycophants. Obviously, your IQ hovers around 1 over plant.

  101. Kathy Kupfer says:

    U N. Equals terrorist hide out.

  102. Why Nena says:

    God fight for Israel…

  103. America does not condemn you. Obama dies. He does NOT represent America!

  104. The Muslims call every death holocaust. Israel is in war with terrorists like Mashal who said in interview to CNN that every Palestinian death is a victory for Hamas. These Arabs did not said a word about 1700 Palestinians killed in Syria. They are all anti Jews, antisemite and racists.

  105. Yes 1700 palestinians .kikled in Syria and no be bitches ..

  106. Keep up the great work of demolishing the Hamas devils.

  107. Netanyahu did the right thing..Obama can cry all night about it but who cares.

  108. Sue Waller says:

    I stand with Israel.

  109. Most of the citizens support you Israel. Do not listen to the fools some people elected we don’t.

  110. Obama did say in his press conference , ” Israel has a right to defend itself from rocket attacks from Hamas.
    I stand With Israel!

  111. Sebastian Ng says:

    Is the US state dept saying, despite the fact (they call it suspicion) the terrorists are shooting rockets from the school, Israel is to stand down and just let them fire which may possibly kill them, just to comply with the Geneva Convention?

    “Here! Just shoot me! I would like to defend myself, but I can’t because you have been so clever to hide behind women and children, and according to Geneva Convention Article whatever, I have no right to fire back to defend myself”

    Mr US State dept! Is there what you are stating?

    And to the UN Secretary, with due respect, YOU ARE NOT THE ONE BEING ATTACK HERE! So what are you taking about?

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