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Israel Bombs UN School in Central Gaza


Thu 06 Jun 2024 | 02:43 PM
Israeli aggression in Gaza
Israeli aggression in Gaza
Ahmed Emam

Israel’s military conducted an airstrike Thursday on a U.N. school in central Gaza, where Palestinian health officials said at least 33 people were killed.

The Israel Defense Forces claimed  Hamas fighters who participated in the October 7 attack against Israel were using the school as shelter and “directed terror” from the site.

On the other hand, the Hamas media office rejected Israel’s statement and said Israeli forces had carried out a “brutal crime” against displaced people and said 23 women and children are among the dead.

Speaking to media representatives, Israeli military spokesperson Lt Col. Peter Lerner said that Israel was not aware of any civilian casualties.

The strike occurred at a school run by the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees in Nuseirat.

Nearly a week after U.S. President Joe Biden publicly detailed a proposed six-week cease-fire in Gaza, the United States and 16 other nations released a joint statement Thursday expressing their support for the deal.

“We call on Hamas to close this agreement, that Israel is ready to move forward with, and begin the process of releasing our citizens,” the statement read.

The proposal called for the release of some of the hostages still held by Hamas in Gaza, a surge in humanitarian aid for Palestinians and calls for continued negotiations aimed at achieving a permanent cease-fire.