Home > News > World
Wednesday July 30, 2014 MYT 6:36:17 PM
Wednesday July 30, 2014 MYT 6:37:44 PM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military, in an initial response to the killing of 19 Palestinians in a United Nations-run school in Gaza on Wednesday, said militants near the facility had fired mortar bombs and Israeli forces had shot back.
"Earlier this morning, militants fired mortar shells at (Israeli) soldiers from the vicinity of the UNRWA school in Jebalya (refugee camp). In response, soldiers fired towards the origins of fire, and we're still reviewing the incident," a military spokeswoman said.
A U.N. official said 19 people in the school were killed when five Israeli tank shells hit it.
(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Jeffrey Heller)
Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government
Chilean president's landmark education reform passes first hurdle
Apple sees iCloud attacks; China hack reported
Noble prize winner Malala Yousafzai renews call for education for all
Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb
Canada police talked to militant suspect, couldn't stop attack
Mariah Carey makes pizzas and shops in KL
Local telcos announce iPhone 6 and 6 Plus availability
New Michelin guide for Kansai, Japan, adds 2-star listings
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)