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30 killed, 100 injured in Israeli strike on UN-run school in Gaza

Around 30 people were killed in an Israeli attack on a school affiliated with the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) in Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza, Hamas said in a statement on Thursday.

Agencies and A News MIDDLE EAST
Published November 23,2023
Palestinians walk at the site of Israeli strikes on houses, in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip November, 21, 2023. (REUTERS File Photo)

At least 30 people were killed and 100 others injured in an Israeli airstrike on a UN-run school in the northern Gaza Strip Thursday evening, the Palestinian group Hamas said.

The strike targeted the UNRWA-sponsored Abu Hussein School in Jabalia refugee camp, Hamas said in a statement.

The official news agency Wafa earlier said that at least 27 people were killed and 93 others injured in the school, where many displaced Gazans were residing.

There was no comment yet from the Israeli army on the report.

The attack came hours before a humanitarian pause is set to start between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 7 a.m. local time (0500GMT) on Friday.

Israel launched relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by Hamas on Oct. 7, killing more than 14,854 Palestinians, including 6,150 children and over 4,000 women, according to health authorities in the enclave.

The Israeli death toll, meanwhile, is around 1,200, according to official figures.