In what has been Israel's sixth attack against a United Nations Relief and Works Agency and six attacks too many, another school in Gaza has been shelled in Israel's currently bloody and baseless campaign against Palestine. The news of this was enough to bring Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the UNRWA, to tears, as recorded by al Jazeera:
Meanwhile, the casualties of the conflict paint a clear picture. The Washington Post reports:
So far in more than three weeks of fighting, 1,340 Palestinians have died, the majority of whom were civilians, including many women and children. Fifty-three Israeli soldiers have perished, as have three civilians in Israel, one of whom was a farm worker from Thailand.That means over 26 times more Palestinian civilians have been killed than Israeli soldiers.
And in news, more related to our lovely country,while the United States has condemned the shelling of the school (conveniently neglecting to mention the perpetrator), the Pentagon has confirmed that our taxpayer money has gone into restocking Israeli ammunition anyways. Sometimes it hurts to let it sink in that I'm a citizen of this country.