Several dead in Israeli attack on UNRWA school

Several dead in Israeli attack on UNRWA school
Several dead in Israeli attack on UNRWA school

At least 16 people have died and 75 have been injured this Saturday due to an Israeli attack on a school in the UNRWA in the refugee camp of Nuseiratin the central Gaza Strip, the Gaza Ministry of Health has confirmed.

Mahmoud Basalspokesman for the Gaza Civil Emergency Service, said the death toll could rise because Many of the injured are in critical condition.

The school attacked, Al Jaouni, It housed around 2,000 displaced peopleaccording to UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, although the Hamas-controlled Gaza government puts the figure at 7,000 displaced people.

“The ‘Israeli’ occupation army committed a new massacre in the Nuseirat camp in the afternoon of this Saturday, bombing the Al Jaouni school with fighter jetswhere there are approximately 7,000 displaced people,” the Gaza government said.

The Gaza Civil Defense reported that Between 800,000 and one million civilians are trapped in the centre of the Gaza Strip, which has been the target of Israeli attacks in recent hours.

“We provide the Israeli Army with the coordinates of schools that host people displaced twice a day,” said a UNRWA spokesman in Gaza, who explained that the school attacked is one of the most overcrowded in the area.

New attacks

According to the Gazan government, this is the “43rd massacre committed by the occupation during the genocidal war in Nuseirat camp”, where they currently live 250,000 people between residents and displaced.

“Since the beginning of the genocidal war, the occupation has bombed more than 17 schools and displacement and shelter centres in Nuseirat refugee camp,” he added.

This Saturday, Israel has carried out a series of attacks in the central area of ​​the Strip, especially in Nuseirat, in which 1,000 people have died. at least 25 people, including five local journalists.

The attacks targeted the Nuseirat camp, including UNRWA schools, but also the Bureij and Maghazi campsall in the central area of ​​the Strip.

Regarding its attacks in the centre, the army only reported one attack on a rocket launcher located “near civilian shelters” in the Deir al Balah area.

“The Air Force carried out a precise attack on the launcher and before the attack measures were taken to mitigate the risk of harm to civiliansincluding warnings to the population in the area, as well as the evaluation of intelligence in real time,” he said this morning.

Since the beginning of the war in Gaza, there have been 1,000 deaths in almost nine months about 38,100 Palestiniansmore than 70% of whom were women and children; and more than 87,700 have been injured, according to the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health.

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