Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Operation Protective Edge Expands; UNRWA Finds Rockets in its Schools for the Third Time
JERUSALEM (Worthy News)-- The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) found a cache of rockets at one of its schools in the Gaza Strip for the 3rd time in as many weeks, further confirming Israel claims that Hamas have used schools and other civilian sites to store weapons, making them legitimate targets.
"We condemn the group or groups who endangered civilians by placing these munitions in our school. This is yet another flagrant violation of the neutrality of our premises. We call on all the warring parties to respect the inviolability of UN property," UNRWA spokesman Mr Gunness said.
Related News on the Internet
IDF strikes 80 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets across Gaza, steps up offensive - Jerusalem Post
As the IDF stepped up its offensive against Hamas on Tuesday night, the IDF struck more than 80 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip overnight.
The targets included mosques which were being used by Hamas for military activities. One such mosque was used as a command center while another had been in use as an observation post to monitor IDF troop movements. That mosque was in close proximity to a children's playground.
A tank force operating in Gaza discovered a weapons cache inside a mosque, also on Tuesday overnight. The arsenal included a "Coronet" anti-tank missile launcher which was loaded and ready for use. Troops also found explosives and maps.
Iranian official: We'll arm West Bank with missiles - Times of Israel
A former adviser to Iran's defense minister said this week that Tehran would seek to arm Palestinians in the West Bank with “strategic weapons” including missiles to target Tel Aviv and Haifa.
IDF hit Gaza power plant, cutting electricity to parts of Strip - Ynet News
The IDF renewed airstrikes and artillery fire at the Gaza Strip Tuesday, hitting the Strip's main power plant and cutting electricity to many parts of Gaza, indicating hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting were unlikely to actualize.
Iran Leader Calls Israel 'Rabid Dog', Urges Arms for Palestinians - Washington Free Beacon
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide.
Hamas chief weapons developer killed by Israeli air strike - World Tribune
Military sources said Ismail Akluk was killed in an Israel Air Force strike on July 25 in the Gaza Strip. The sources said Akluk, 25, was an Iranian-trained operative responsible for much of Hamas' development of long-range rockets and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Hamas Used Child Labor to Build Terror Tunnels, Hundreds Killed - Breitbart
Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report--confirmed by Hamas itself--emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli "siege" of the Gaza Strip.
Congress Scrambling to Approve Iron Dome Boost - Arutz Sheva
Democratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess but the House and Senate are at odds over process, according to The Associated Press (AP).
Hillary Clinton: Hamas Uses Human Shields Because 'Gaza is Pretty Small' - CNS News
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained that Hamas hides their military weapons among civilians due mainly to geography, not religious extremism or hatred of the state of Israel.
Inside the Kerry-Israel Meltdown - Daily Beast
The Secretary of State has been furiously working on a Mideast ceasefire, but his ad hoc efforts were dealt another blow Monday when Israel rejected his latest peacemaking plan.