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Israeli shells UN school shelter in Gaza, killing 23, injuring scores

05:30 Jul 30 2014 Jabalia

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Al Jazeera Live blog

by Rahul Radhakrishnan edited by Basma Atassi 5:31 AM

Israeli shelling on a UN school being used as a shelter in the Gaza Strip has killed 23 people and injured scores of others, Palestinian medics says.

Wednesday’s shelling hit the school in Jabalia refugee camp, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, on the 23rd day of Israel's military campaign against the Palestinian coastal enclave.

An official for the UN's Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) told the AFP news agency that the strike hit a bathroom and two classrooms inside the girls' school.

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from Gaza's Kamal Adwan hospital, where scores injured were taken, said there were more than 90 people wounded.

"Looking around me I can see some with have what appears to be shrapnel wound and some have far more serious wounds," he said.

He said people there did not know why Israel had hit the shelter, adding that the attack caused panic among people living in different UN-run shelters.



"As we were travelling to the hospital, we saw families with many children leaving other UN schools. They feel insecure. There seemed to be no safe shelter for them in Gaza, not even in UN schools," Tyab said.
by Basma Atassi 5:25 AM
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Corrine Cole (Jul 31 2014)
My heart is sick and I'm ashamed that my country contributes guns and ammunition to Israeli government. We have signed petitions, contacted President Obama (who redirects subject to "Russia") written letters to every organization we can find, all to no avail. No change is happening. Our media talks only for the Israelis with excuses for atrocities on the Palestinian people absolving Israel. How can we help?
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