Missile destroys part of Gaza's American school

Friday, January 11, 2008 |  by Staff Writer

Palestinian terrorists on Thursday responded to visit US President George W. Bush's insistence that the Palestinians abandon violence by attacking a local US-funded high school.

Terrorists arrived at the school in northern Gaza just prior to the start of classes and demanded that security guards stationed there leave the premises. After the guards were gone, the terrorists fired a shoulder-launched missile at the second story of the facility destroying the school's art department.

It was the second attack on the school in less than a year. Last April, terrorists set the building on fire as a demonstration against US involvement in the region.

The school is wholly funded by the US State Department, and all classes are taught in English in order to give students the tools needed to further their studies at American universities. Most of the classes were at one time taught by American teachers, but after Hamas' violent takeover of Gaza last summer, all non-Arab US citizens fled the area.

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