The UN was particularly incensed over targeting of the schools, because Israeli forces knew they were packed with families as they had ordered them to get out of their homes with leaflet drops and loudspeakers. It said it had identified the schools as refugee centres to the Israeli military and provided GPS coordinates.

Addendum: The IDF claimed there were militants firing mortars from the school and released a video to prove it. One glitch: the video was shot in 2007.