At least 16 killed in Israeli attack on UN school used as shelter in Gaza | Israeli-Palestinian conflict news

Dozens of Palestinians were also injured in the bombing of a school in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, the government media office said.

At least 16 Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli attack on a UN-run school sheltering displaced Gaza residents, the Gaza government media office said, as Israel continues its offensive on the besieged coastal region.

More than 75 people were wounded in the attack on Al-Jauni School in Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, the Government Media Office said in a statement on Saturday.

“We condemn the Israeli occupation [for] “Crime and massacres against civilians, children and women continue,” he said.

The Nuseirat facility, run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), is the latest school to be bombed by Israeli forces since the start of the Gaza war in early October.

At least 38,098 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks across Gaza since October 7, and the besieged Strip faces severe shortages of food, water, medicine and other humanitarian supplies.

Dozens of Palestinians, including five journalists, were killed on Saturday as Israeli forces stepped up artillery bombardment of the area.

Video taken at the scene of the attack on a UNRWA school-turned-shelter in Nuseirat showed twisted metal from the collapsed building and a boy sifting through pools of blood on the ground.

Footage taken at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in nearby Deir el-Baraf and seen by NDMT’s Sanad news agency also showed children and young people being rushed out of ambulances.

The bodies included a girl with a bandaged arm, another with a bloodied face and a boy with a bandaged head. Emergency workers tried to cover two of the bodies as they were rushed to a medical facility.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip said in a statement that 50 injured Palestinians were taken to hospital.

in statement The Israeli army said on social media on Saturday night that its air force had “struck several terrorists” near Al-Jawni school.

NDMT’s Hind Khoudary, reporting from Deir el-Bala, said the school had served as refuge for hundreds of Palestinian families forced to flee Israeli bombings in other parts of the Gaza Strip.

The family chose the middle area. [of the Gaza Strip] “The Israeli army claims the middle area is a safe zone,” Khoudary said.

“Everyone in Gaza believes that it is not safe anywhere.”

Last month, an Israeli attack on a UN-affiliated school, also in Nuseira refugee camp, killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens, local authorities said.

Musab, 17, a survivor of the UNRWA Nuseirat Boys Preparatory School bombing in early June, told the UN agency that his father was killed after “missiles rained down” on his family.

“Slabs of concrete fell on us and suddenly we were surrounded by dead and injured people. My whole family was injured or killed.” Musab says: Among the testimonies shared by UNRWA:

“We were sleeping when the missiles rained down at 2am. We were pulled out from under the rubble and all I could see was shrapnel, rubble and dust. I am in shock and cannot comprehend that my father is gone. How will we survive?”

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