The Hamas-run well being ministry has claimed at the very least 50 folks have been killed in an Israeli assault on a faculty in northern Gaza.
The ministry claimed Israel attacked the UN-run al Fakhoura college, in Jabalia refugee camp, with at the very least 32 folks killed in a separate assault on one other constructing in the identical camp, as reported by AFP.
Commissioner common of the UN Palestinian refugee company (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, stated he has seen “horrifying images” of individuals killed and injured in a faculty run by the organisation.
Latest as Gaza well being ministry says at the very least 50 killed in assault on college
He didn’t specify if this was al Fakhoura and Sky News can’t confirm these reviews.
“Receiving horrifying images and footage of scores of people killed and injured in another UNRWA school sheltering thousands of displaced in the north of the Gaza Strip,” he posted on X.
“These attacks cannot become commonplace, they must stop. A humanitarian ceasefire cannot wait any longer.”
Sky News has geolocated a video from a constructing at Jabalia refugee camp, the place the college is positioned, which seems to indicate dozens of lifeless our bodies.
The footage exhibits ladies and kids amongst these immobile on a number of flooring of the constructing.
Many folks seen had been mendacity nonetheless, surrounded by blood, in a single broken room, which appeared to additionally comprise college desks.
The IDF has instructed Sky News they’re wanting into reviews of the assaults, whereas the Hamas-run well being ministry additionally claims Tal al Zaatar college, in Beit Lahia, was attacked too.
Unicef’s director for the Middle East, reacting to the reviews, stated these “horrible attacks should cease immediately”.
“The scenes of carnage and death following attacks on al Fakhoura… in Gaza killing many children and women are horrific and appalling,” Adele Khodr posted on X.
“Children, schools and shelters are not a target. Immediate ceasefire needed now!”
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Jabalia camp has been transformed right into a shelter for displaced Palestinians as Israel’s bombardment of the territory continues, with Hamas claiming greater than 12,000 folks have been killed.
Israel’s present offensive was launched after Hamas attacked the nation on 7 October, which Israel says killed 1,200 folks and left 242 taken hostage in Gaza.