Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the military fired artillery shells at the U.N. compound after Hamas militants opened fire from the location. Three people were wounded.I'm just thinking... Israel invades Gaza and starts killing people. Naturally some people shoot back... so Israel napalms the UN relief effort? Boy, that'll teach them.
"It is absolutely true that we were attacked from that place, but the consequences are very sad and we apologize for it," he said.
Israel's chief military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Avi Benayahu, said the military had not clarified the incident and that an investigation was under way.
"If it becomes clear that we returned shots at the source of fire, we will say so, and if it turns out we operated by mistake, we will not hesitate to confess," Benayahu told Israeli television.
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Thursday, January 15
Gaza situation just heartbreaking
A UN complex which sheltered almost 700 civilians in Gaza was shelled today . It contained hundreds of tons of relief supplies. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was furious and suspended its relief operations. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that it "was a grave mistake." It reportedly smelled like phosphorus.