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Ban: Sunday's shelling of UN school is "a criminal act"
A United Nations-run school in Rafah, Gaza, was shelled Sunday, killing 10 people. The attack was called a "moral outrage and a criminal act" by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Meanwhile, a seven-hour humanitarian truce called today was broken almost immediately. BBC (8/3), Reuters (8/4)
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