6 killed in Israeli strike on UN-run school in Gaza: UN agency

UN agency for Palestinian refugees says no place in Gaza is safe

Muhammed Sabry  | 17.10.2023 - Update : 17.10.2023
6 killed in Israeli strike on UN-run school in Gaza: UN agency Palestinians take shelter in a UN school as Israeli attacks on Gaza continue on the 9th day, in Deir al Balah, Gaza on October 15, 2023. Photo : ( Ashraf Amra - AA )

GAZA CITY, Palestine

At least six people were killed Tuesday in an Israeli airstrike on a UN-run school in a refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, the UN Palestinian refugee agency said.

The attack on a school in the al-Maghazi refugee camp is “outrageous & it again shows a flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians,” the UNRWA said on X.

“No place is safe in Gaza anymore, not even at UN facilities,” it added.

Eleven days into the conflict with Hamas group, Israel's bombardment and blockade of the Gaza Strip continued, with over one million people displaced – almost half of Gaza's total population, according to UNRWA.

The fighting began on Oct. 7 when Hamas initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, a multi-pronged surprise attack that included a barrage of rocket launches and infiltrations into Israel by land, sea, and air. It said the incursion was in retaliation for the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and increased violence by Israeli settlers.

The Israeli military then launched Operation Swords of Iron against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

More than 4,400 people have been killed in the armed conflict, including at least 3,001 Palestinians and more than 1,400 Israelis.

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