Sorry Is Not Enough UN (Updated)

Oh well, they said sorry! I’m sure that’ll be fine when we blow up a school and say sorry.

Update: Remember back in 2009 during Cast Lead when a UNRWA School was hit?

The IDF Spokesperson blog has more on the terrorists killed in the UNRWA school:

After an investigation that took place over the past hour it has been found that amongst the dead at the Jabalya school were Hamas terror operatives and a mortar battery cell who were firing on IDF forces in the area. Hamas operatives Imad Abu Askhar and Hassan Abu Askhar were amongst terrorists that were identified to be killed.

“We face a very delicate situation where the Hamas is using the citizens of Gaza as a protective vest,” IDF Spokesperson Brig. General Avi Benayahu said following the incident.

And we can also remember the time when the Headmaster of the UN school actually turned out to be moonlighting as a terrorist:

It would seem that the UN does not just employ people who are either friendly with terroristsor sh*t-scared of them. They also employ the terrorists themselves.

One person was killed and three were wounded Wednesday in an Israeli airstrike targeting a metal shop in Rafah, according to Palestinian security and medical sources.

Israel Defense Forces confirmed the airstrike.

The person killed was the deputy commander of the Islamic Jihad military wing, according to the Palestinian sources, who said he also served as a school headmaster at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency school.

Update: Oh they really are really, really sorry. Sorry!

Update: In case you forget what happens when Israel shoots near to a UNRWA School, from 2009 the front page of the Huffington Post:

Screenshot of Huffington Post from Jan 2009 during Cast Lead

Screenshot of Huffington Post from Jan 2009 during Cast Lead

Aussie Dave adds: UNRWA have now issued a press release:

AGENCY DEMANDS FULL RESPECT FOR THE SANCTITY OF ITS PREMISES IN GAZA

East Jerusalem

Yesterday, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered approximately 20 rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip. UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations. This is a flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises under international law. This incident, which is the first of its kind in Gaza, endangered civilians including staff and put at risk UNRWA’s vital mission to assist and protect Palestine refugees in Gaza.

Immediately after discovery, the Agency informed the relevant parties and successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects in order to preserve the safety and security of the school. UNRWA has launched a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

UNRWA has strong, established procedures to maintain the neutrality of all its premises, including a strict no-weapons policy and routine inspections of its installations, to ensure they are only used for humanitarian purposes. UNRWA will uphold and further reinforce its procedures.

Palestinian civilians in Gaza rely on UNRWA to provide humanitarian assistance and shelter. At all times, and especially during escalations of violence, the sanctity and integrity of UN installations must be respected.

Notice the words I bolded “which is the first of its kind in Gaza”. This is meant to counter previous IDF claims that UNRWA facilities were being used as cover for terrorists.

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