BAIER: Charles, I want to turn to you Israel and Hamas, the Gaza Strip. The U.N. secretary-general out with a statement after we talked about on the show these rockets found in a U.N. school. Here is what the secretary- general put out today. Now the rockets are missing. "The secretary- general was alarmed to hear rockets were placed in a UNRWA school in Gaza and that subsequently these have gone missing. He expresses outrage and regret at placing of weapons in a U.N. administered school. The secretary-general calls on all of those who have any influence over militant groups to send an unmistakable message that this is unacceptable." Charles?
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: This statement tells you all you need to know about how corrupt and corrupted the U.N. is in the conflict between Israel and the Arabs. Number one, the missiles haven't gone missing. We know what happened. The U.N. workers returned them to the "authorities," quote, unquote, which means Hamas, they will be used against innocent Jews.
Second, the expression of outrage, that he is shocked, shocked to discover there are missiles in the U.N. school is preposterous. How do you smuggle 20 missiles into a classroom? Can you imagine the principle in the U.S. saying, well, I really am not sure how they got there? What did the Hamas do, put them in a golf bag, walk them in and say he is preparing for the Gaza open? The U.N. workers -- UNRWA have collaborated with Hamas for years and years. They know that there are missiles in the schools, in the hospitals, in the mosques, and they know what's going to happen. Kids will be killed and that's going to be on television.
And the secretary-general complains that this was smuggling into the schools. The problem isn't smuggling. The problem is that the use of human shields is a violation of the fundamental law of war. That's what's happening and the U.N. is aiding and abetting it.
BAIER: You know, another thing Charles raised some eyebrows at the U.N. today, and that is that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is flying around for emergency meetings on a plane funded by Qatar, the country of Qatar, which a lot people know is a supporter of Hamas. So why would the U.N. take the plane provided by Qatar?
KRAUTHAMMER: Because the U.N. doesn't even care about appearances anymore. The bias it has against Israel, its Human Rights Commission today said was going to open an inquiry into the human rights violations out of the Israelis when the ones, the use of human shields, the rocketing of innocents, is what is happening on the part of Hamas. We hear almost nothing about that. The U.N. is so committed to the Palestinian cause, and in this case the Hamas cause, that it doesn't even care about appearances. And after all, who but you and a few other outlets are going to report it? How many have reported the rockets in the school?
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