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Dozens killed as Israel strikes UNRWA school in Gaza

June 6, 2024 at 10:52 am

At least 40 displaced Palestinians were killed this morning in an Israeli air strike on a school sheltering thousands of displaced people in the Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, according to Gaza authorities.

In a statement, the Government Media Office said the Israeli army struck an UNRWA school in the Nuseirat refugee camp leaving dozens of people killed, injured or missing.

It added that the Israeli army’s relentless “massacres” in Gaza are proof that it continues the “genocide” of displaced Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Authorities at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital said that the attack left at least 39 people dead and dozens of others injured. They said the death toll may rise as victims are still being brought to the hospital.

The Israeli army, for its part, admitted hitting the UNRWA school in the Nuseirat refugee camp, claiming Hamas fighters were hiding inside.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, which ordered the occupation state to ensure genocidal acts are not being carried out in Gaza, however since the January ruling, Tel Aviv has intensified its attacks on civilians in the enclave and further limited the entry of humanitarian aid, starving Palestinians to death.

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