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  אב 3, 5774 , 30/07/14

16 Human Shields Reported Dead at UN School

Shelling of a UN school being used as a shelter in the northern Gaza Strip killed 16 people on Wednesday, a UN official said. The official blamed Israel for the shelling.

In a similar case a few days ago, Israel denied that it had targeted a UN school after being blamed for deaths that took place there. "We reject the claims that were made by various officials immediately following the incident, that people were killed in the school premises as a result of (Israeli army) operational activity," spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said after that incident.The IDF said Wednesday after the latest incident that the report was being looked into, and that it could neither confirm or deny it. 

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