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Source: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
8 January 2009



Over 40 Palestinians were killed and over 50 injured following shelling of an UNRWA school in Jebalya Camp on Tuesday afternoon. Israel maintains that it was responding to rocket fire from Palestinian militants who were hiding inside the school compound.

Chris Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson

"I have been authorised to say that in private briefings with diplomats, the Israeli army has admitted that the rockets from Jabalya (two days ago) came from outside the UNRWA school compound, not from inside it. Therefore the allegations against a neutral UN human development organization were entirely baseless. This increases pressure for an independent investigation. "




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