Israeli Airstrike on UN School in Gaza Kills Dozens, Authorities Report

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Israeli Airstrike on UN School in Gaza Kills Dozens, Authorities Report

An Israeli airstrike has resulted in the deaths of dozens at a United Nations-run school in a central Gaza refugee camp, according to hospital authorities and the Gaza government media office. The strike targeted a school run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Nuseirat camp, which was housing displaced individuals at the time of the attack.

Israeli Airstrike On UN School In Gaza Kills Dozens, Authorities Report

Casualties and Injuries

Israeli Airstrike On UN School In Gaza Kills Dozens, Authorities Report

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah reported receiving at least 39 bodies from the school strike, with dozens more injured. Hospital officials have expressed concern that the death toll could rise as more victims are brought in. Additionally, the hospital received six bodies from a separate airstrike on a home.

Israeli Airstrike On UN School In Gaza Kills Dozens, Authorities Report

Israeli Airstrike On Un School In Gaza Kills Dozens, Authorities Report

Military and Government Responses

Israeli Airstrike On UN School In Gaza Kills Dozens, Authorities Report

The Israeli military confirmed that its fighter jets struck the school, alleging that it was being used by Hamas and the Islamic Jihad for military operations. However, they did not immediately provide evidence to support this claim. The Gaza government media office condemned the attack, highlighting that UNRWA schools have served as shelters for displaced people since the onset of the conflict.

Israeli Airstrike On UN School In Gaza Kills Dozens, Authorities Report

Rising Toll in Ongoing Conflict

UNRWA schools have been crucial refuges amid the ongoing war, which has displaced much of Gaza’s 2.3 million population. The recent attack marks a severe escalation in the conflict, drawing international concern over the humanitarian impact and the targeting of civilian shelters.

International Reactions

The strike on the UNRWA school has sparked condemnation from various international bodies, with calls for an immediate ceasefire and protection of civilians in conflict zones. The incident underscores the escalating violence and its devastating toll on the civilian population in Gaza.

As the situation develops, further updates on casualty figures and international diplomatic responses are expected. The conflict continues to draw significant global attention, with urgent appeals for peace and humanitarian aid intensifying.

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