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Several killed in Israel bombing of Jabalia school sheltering displaced in Gaza

November 4, 2023 at 12:33 pm

Palestinians check the destruction in the aftermath of an Israeli strike in the Jabalia camp for Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, on November 1, 2023 [BASHAR TALEB/AFP via Getty Images]

Several people were killed and injured as an Israeli airstrike hit a school sheltering thousands of displaced Palestinians in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, authorities said.

“A number of Palestinians were killed and several others were injured in the airstrike by the (Israeli) occupation on the Al-Fakhoura School, which was serving as a shelter for thousands of displaced Palestinians in the western part of Jabalia camp,” the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said in a statement.

The bombing took place amid Israel’s incessant attacks targeting civilian objectives and infrastructure.

The latest strikes included an attack on a school housing displaced people in northern Gaza City, targeting of two ambulances, and hitting of vicinity of three hospitals, resulting in casualties. Additionally, a public water reservoir in eastern Rafah was hit in recent hours.

The Israeli army has widened its air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip, which has been under relentless airstrikes since the surprise offensive by the Palestinian group Hamas on Oct. 7.

At least 9,227 Palestinians, mostly children and women, have been killed in Israeli attacks since then, while the Israeli death toll has topped 1,500, according to official figures.

WATCH: Israeli warplanes strike school in Gaza’s Jabalia camp where thousands took shelter