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January 28, 2009 5:28 PM

Israel's destruction of U.S.-style school shocks Gazans

The American International School in Gaza, with its American-style curriculum and its coed, English-only classrooms, has long been a favorite target of radical Islamists, who over the years have bombed and looted it and kidnapped its teachers. But it took an Israeli air strike Jan. 3 to destroy what was arguably Gaza's most pro-Western institution.

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