GAZA CITY, Palestine
More than 10 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a UN-run school in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Monday, Palestinian group Hamas said.
“This is a heinous crime and a disdain for the UN refugee agency UNRWA and the United Nations,” Hamas said in a statement.
It called for an immediate action “to stop the targeting of civilians in schools protected under international law.”
There was no comment yet from the Israeli military on the statement.
Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks in the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by Hamas on Oct. 7.
At least 13,000 Palestinians have been killed, including over 9,000 women and children, and more than 30,000 others injured ever since, according to the latest figures.
Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques and churches, have also been damaged or destroyed in Israel’s relentless air and ground attacks on the besieged enclave.
Israel has also imposed a crippling blockade on the Palestinian territory, cutting Gaza off from fuel, electricity, and water supplies, and reducing aid deliveries to a small trickle.
The Israeli death toll, meanwhile, is around 1,200, according to official figures.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.