Back To School In Gaza After Israel Offensive

By: AP
By: AP

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Tens of thousands of children are returning to school in the Gaza Strip after eight days of cross-border fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which rules the coastal enclave.

Israel carried out about 1,500 airstrikes against Hamas-linked targets in Gaza, while militants fired about as many rockets into Israel.

The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights said that 156 Palestinians were killed, including 33 children and minors under 18. Rockets from Gaza killed six Israelis. The group says most of more than 1,000 wounded Gazans were civilians. Dozens of Israelis were also hurt.

Gaza's schools reopened Saturday. Adnan Abu Hassna, spokesman for a U.N. aid agency, says tens of thousands of students at 245 U.N.-run schools spent the first day talking about their experiences during the fighting.

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  • by BenDover Location: Anaheim, Ca. on Nov 28, 2012 at 05:17 PM
    I understand Israel defending themselves. I do not understand Gaza firing over 500 rockets and killing only 6 people. Anything is more efficient than that. Suicide bombers are more efficient than that. What was the point besides wasting all your rockets?
  • by Kelly Location: Jackson on Nov 24, 2012 at 07:51 PM
    Only the truly ignorant believe that Isreal started the latest Middle East bombings. Israel's residential neighborhoods were bombed. They responded, just as they said they would. The AP, and other anti-Jewish media outlets continue to portray Hamas as victims. Personally, I side with our ally, Israel, a Democratic and educated country, rather than siding with the radical animals that surround Israel.
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