Israeli tanks hit a United Nations school in Gaza today killing 15 people who were seeking shelter there, and injuring 150 on the 16th day of the internationally condemned Operation Protective Edge. Nearly 700 Palestinians have been killed, a major portion of them children.
The New York Times is reporting this morning that Israel is defending its actions claiming that Hamas is embedding fighters among ordinary civilians. The paper cited as fact, “Hamas fighters have set traps for Israeli soldiers in civilian homes and stored weapons in mosques and schools.”
The United Nations in recent days has decided to launch an investigation even as the attack continues on potential Israeli war crimes.
GUESTS: Ali Abunimah, Palestinian-American journalist, co-founder of electronicintifada.net, author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine, Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15 year old Palestinian American boy who survived brutal beating and imprisonment by Israeli police, and Max Blumenthal, award winning journalist and author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel