July 24th, 2014
09:14 PM ET

Israeli Amb. blames Hamas for shelling of U.N. shelter in Gaza

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 200 injured after explosions hit a school serving as a U.N. shelter for families escaping the ongoing violence.

U.N. shelter in Gaza hit, 16 dead

It was a place that was supposed to be a safe zone for women and children, but images from the scene of the attack show pools of blood.

It's still unclear who is responsible. The Israeli military says it's investigating and suggests a Hamas rocket could be to blame, while Palestinians call the strike "brutal aggression" from Israel.

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer tells her why Hamas is to blame for the attack on the U.N. shelter.

Filed under: Hamas • International • Israel • Israel-Gaza conflict • News
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  1. Galal Alzokm

    Great job Erin, standing by the out front fair reporting of the massacre committed by the Israeli military against the innocent children of Gaza

    July 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Reply
  2. SLS

    Israel has $121 billion of high tech weapons courtesy of the U.S. It's hard to believe it had to bomb those schools. Really? Even if suspected weapons were hidden there, how about picking another target? With all those high-tech weapons the U.S. has provided, Israel will win the war anyway. Except in the court of public opinion if it keeps killing innocent women, children and civilians.

    July 25, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Reply
  3. Name*David Wedemeyer

    One thing that I thought was missing in the questioning surrounding the shelling of the U.N. Schools. Hamas could possibly be MAKING some Palestinians stay in certain high risk areas to incure a higher casualty rate. Then using the media to further it's agenda. This is AT LEAST something to think about and look at. I however am NOT in agreement with the Israelis with regard to CNN coverage. I've watched plenty on this....and it is tragic. But.... The Israeli politicians can stop playing the victim card right now. You've been fair.

    July 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Reply
  4. Edward Jobin

    Why isn't Hamas being investigated for war crimes? Firing missiles indiscriminately? Using human shields? Placing weapons in civilian areas?

    July 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  5. Alexis

    Erin Burnett asked Ambassador Dermer about whether Israel sent in anyone to confirm that children had been moved from the UN school. But has she asked Hamas leaders why they didn't evacuate people from the site when they had been warned days before that it was a possible target due to rockets being stored there? It's outrageous enough that rockets and fighters are tucked in with civilians (including children!), but it's even worse that they received a warning and didn't clear the space of innocent people. Hamas has a total disregard for Palestinian lives, something the Israelis who warn of attacks in advance (to protect civilians) are being accused of daily. Erin Burnett should try doing a piece on this aspect!

    July 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  6. ron abrams

    it would be wonderful if erin could talk about the hamas dead.
    if hamas are using babies as shields hamas should be tried for war crimes.
    where are the palestinians being occupied.
    hamas wants to murder Jews. they do not want a state for gazans.

    July 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  7. mi

    the ambassador was very arrogant and was 'lying'.

    July 25, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Reply

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