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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

UN retracts claim Israeli strike hit school

This is something we don't see very often, i.e., the UN admitting falsehoods about Israel are indeed false.
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Article from: Agence France-Presse
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From correspondents in Jerusalem
February 05, 2009 04:08am
THE United Nations has retracted a claim that an Israeli strike which killed more than 40 people in northern Gaza city of Jabaliya last month hit a school run by a UN agency.
"The humanitarian coordinator would like to clarify that the shelling, and all of the fatalities, took place outside rather than inside the school," the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in its latest weekly update on the situation in Gaza.
It stressed that its initial report of the January 6 incident correctly stated that Israeli shells hit outside the school run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA, but that it later referred to "the shelling of the UNRWA school in Jabaliya".
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