Wonderful, more enlightened behaviour from the world's great educators in the Gaza City. Now this was as heinous an attack as any other as they are targeting education and future citizens.
The school is run by Palestinians and has no American teachers, but is part of an association of American schools in the Middle East and uses a US-style curriculum.
Two foreign teachers from the school were kidnapped in 2005, prompting international staff to leave.
In a leaflet left after the attack, the gunmen claimed affiliation to al-Qaeda and vowed to attack similar targets.
"Polytheists and enemies of Islam are pursuing each day their work to destroy our youths, who are falling by the dozens into the swamps of vice and moral decadence," the statement said.