US 'appalled' by 'disgraceful' UN school shelling
WASHINGTON - The United States says it is "appalled" by the "disgraceful" shelling by Israel of a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza.
In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced the attack earlier in the day that killed 10 people, noting that the school had been designated a protected location and the Israel Defense Forces had been informed numerous times of the school's coordinates.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called on Israel to do "more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties."
The U.S. condemnation follows one by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who depicted the shelling near the Rafah school as both "a moral outrage and a criminal act."
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