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EU blasts Israel for bombing school, but not Hamas rockets inside school

In a press statement on Thursday, member nations of the European Union (EU) blasted the Israeli government and military for bombing a Palestinian school and a marketplace within Gaza, but failed to condemn Hamas and the United Nations for the hiding of rockets in UN-run schools, as reported in the Examiner.

Israelis were condemned for blowing up a Gaza school that was used to hide weapons.
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According to a statement released by the European External Action Services (EEAS) on Thursday, more than 15 people were killed when the United Nations school that served as a shelter during the intense conflict was struck by by Israeli warplanes. The bombing of that school created outrage throughout the world.

"It is unacceptable that innocent displaced civilians, who were taking shelter in designated UN areas after being called on by the Israeli military to evacuate their homes, have been killed. These incidents must be investigated with immediate effect," said the statement.

European Union nations, which have been experiencing an increase in anti-Semitism, also stressed the need for respecting the rights of the civilian population in accordance with International Humanitarian Law.

The strongly worded statement, however, failed to condemn the Palestinian terrorists and the United Nations for the stockpiling of the schools with rockets to be used against the Jewish people living in Israel.

According to a news story that received little attention by news media organizations, the school was one of several locations in which Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) hid hundreds of weapons and rocket caches without regard for the school children or civilians using the facilities as shelters.

The facility established for the children in Gaza by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency(UNRWA) was found to contain about 20 rockets suspected of belonging to Hamas.

"I predict that this incident -- one that UN people confirmed -- will get little attention by the liberal-left denizens of American newsrooms. It doesn't paint the UN in a favorable light and may even open the door to a probe of the UNRWA," former intelligence officer and police detective George Huntsman told the Examiner.