Israeli army’s attack on UN-owned school in Gaza kill over 16, including children

(MENAFN) Reports on Saturday indicated that a tragic incident occurred in the central Gaza Strip and the southern city of Khan Yunis, where at least 16 Palestinians, predominantly children, lost their lives, and 50 others sustained injuries in an Israeli army attack on a UN-owned school.

The assault targeted a facility belonging to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in the Al-Maghazi Refugee Camp, involving both air and sea strikes, leading to the death of at least four Palestinians and causing injuries to several others.

Separately, Israeli warplanes directed their attack towards a house in Khan Yunis, serving as a shelter for a significant number of displaced individuals. This resulted in the tragic loss of at least 12 Palestinians, predominantly children, with an additional 50 individuals, including children and women, sustaining injuries.

The broader impact of the conflict in the blockaded Gaza Strip was evident, with casualties reported from Israeli attacks across various points, utilizing air, land, and sea forces.

The situation has escalated since Hamas' cross-border attack on October 7, prompting ongoing Israeli military actions, which, according to health authorities, have resulted in the loss of at least 22,722 Palestinian lives and injuries to 58,166 individuals.

Disturbingly, data from the Gaza Media Office on Monday revealed that at least 9,280 children have lost their lives in the Israeli onslaught, emphasizing the severe humanitarian toll of the conflict on the civilian population in the region.



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