US 'appalled' by latest UN school shelling in Gaza

Relatives mourn during the funeral of at least 9 members of the same family who died after their house was hit by an Israeli air strike on August 3, 2014 in Rafah in the southern Gaza StripThe United States lashed out at the “disgraceful” shelling of a United Nations school packed with refugees in Gaza on Sunday, demanding Israel do more to avoid civilian casualties. In one of the most strongly-worded statements yet from Washington since the conflict began nearly a month ago, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States was “appalled” by the attack on the school in Rafah. “The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which at least 10 more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed,” Psaki said in a statement.

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