Israeli Strike on Gaza School Kills Over 30, Including Women and Children

An Israeli airstrike on a UN-run school in Gaza has killed more than 30 people, many of whom were women and children. The attack occurred as Israeli forces intensified their campaign in the Gaza Strip, targeting Hamas militants. Hospitals are overwhelmed, with electricity and medical supplies running low.

PTI | Deiral-Balah | Updated: 06-06-2024 14:36 IST | Created: 06-06-2024 14:36 IST
Israeli Strike on Gaza School Kills Over 30, Including Women and Children
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An Israeli airstrike on a United Nations school in central Gaza early Thursday resulted in the deaths of over 30 displaced Palestinians, including 23 women and children, according to local health officials. The Israeli military reported that Hamas militants had been operating from within the school.

This tragic event is the latest in a series of mass casualties among Palestinians seeking refuge from Israel's expanding offensive in the Gaza Strip. The military has recently announced new ground and air assaults in central Gaza, targeting Hamas militants who, it claims, have regrouped in the area. Despite Israel's nearly eight-month campaign, Hamas remains resilient.

Witnesses and hospital officials recounted that the predawn strike hit the al-Sardi School, managed by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA. Sheltered at the school were Palestinians displaced due to previous Israeli attacks. Ayman Rashed, a man displaced from Gaza City, described the chaos following the strike, which left many dead and wounded, including children.

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