This is about as in-depth as the coverage of Israel you'll get from the press.
The ambulance-chasing press has rushedtothescene to cover the Israeli-caused carnage, but in all of the coverage I've seen so far, not a single press agency seems to be bothered enough to ask if Hamas was launching rockets from the school.
Because, you know, little facts like whether or not a terrorist group committed a war crime are apparently not relevant to the news story.
(For an example of Hamas using a UN School as a rocket-launching platform, please see the video here. We covered it way back when, as well, but Jim remembered it first, so off you go. [Ed.:—Temporarily embedding video for AoS readers. Please give Jim H. of Gateway fame a visit!])
Update: You know, one fact which does not escape me is that all of the men carrying bodies in this picture appear to be the right age and physical shape to be Hamas militants.
It is patently obvious that Hamas has been directing Gaza residents to hide out in the UN schools, as the last few days of wire coverage illustrates—and terrorist groups don't usually offer such advice for free.
UPDATE: The Israeli consulate in New York is reporting via Twitter (how cool is that?) that the initial investigation suggests that mortars were fired from school grounds by Hamas militants, which is obviously what Israel was aiming for.
Additionally, the investigation has revealed that there was potentially a large secondary explosion at the scene, indicating that there was a significant amount of weaponry stored on site as well.
I ask again: WHERE IS THE WORLD-WIDE CONDEMNATION OF HAMAS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS???
Update: Another Hamas human rights violation: The IDF has discovered that another school in the Gaza Strip was being used for weapons storage.
One wonders when our independent news agencies will decide to start to questioning the Hamas party line in this present conflict.