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  • 18 Jun, 2024

Israel bombed Gaza school

Israel bombed Gaza school

The IDF says it has eliminated "several terrorists" amid reports of many casualties.

Israel confirmed that its air force had struck a school in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, saying the camp was a Hamas stronghold.

More than 30 people were killed and many others injured in the attacks on the buildings of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)  on Thursday morning, a source of medicine in the  Palestinian territory controlled by Hamas told Xinhua of 27 deaths. Gaza media denounced the attack as a "horrific massacre" and called it a "clear demonstration of the massacre committed against civilians."

The Israeli military acknowledged the attack but insisted it targeted the Hamas compound and succeeded in eliminating "several terrorists" who were said to be planning attacks against Israeli forces.

"Not long ago, the warplanes of the Israeli Air Force, under the command of the intelligence service of the Israel Defense Forces and the Israel Security Agency, carried out a symbolic attack on a Hamas building in the school UNRWA  in the area of ​​Nuserat," the former Israeli army. said. It has been confirmed many times in the news.

"The terrorists launched a terrorist attack from the area of ​​the school while using the school and using it as a shelter," the IDF added, insisting that they conduct aerial surveillance and gather additional intelligence prior to the attack to reduce the School's risk. affected.

Last month, Israeli warplanes bombed the town of Rafah in southern Gaza, sparking a fire in a refugee camp that killed at least 45 Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the attack a "terrible mistake" and promised an investigation.

Hamas, a Palestinian militant organization based in Gaza, launched a series of attacks on Israel on October 7 last year, known as the "Aqsa Flood". Israel responded with military attacks that killed more than 36,000 Palestinians and destroyed most of the structures in the area.

The  International Court of Justice (ICJ) of the United Nations ordered the Jewish state to "immediately stop its military attacks" as part of the "genocide" complaint. Currently, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas officials, including Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Yoav Galante, for alleged crimes against Palestinian civilians. in Gaza.

Syed Haider

Syed Haider

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