30 people killed in Israeli attack on Gaza school, including five children

Deir al-Balah: At least 30 people, including five children, were killed on Thursday in an Israeli attack on a school in central Gaza that the Israeli military said was being used as a Hamas base, local health officials said. The attack came as the military said it was launching new air and ground operations in central Gaza and an international medical group reported a rise in casualties.

At least 30 bodies were found at the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah after the attack on the school and six more were found after a separate attack on a house, according to hospital records and an Associated Press correspondent at the hospital. Earlier, Hamas-run media reported a higher death toll in the school attack. The Israeli military said its warplanes attacked the school run by a UN agency that provides aid to Palestinians, known as UNRWA.

The Israeli army claimed that the ‘Hamas’ and ‘Islamic Jihad’ organizations used the school as a shield for their activities. However, the army did not immediately present any evidence of this. ‘UNRWA’ schools in Gaza have been serving as shelters since the beginning of the war. Most of the population of more than 2.3 million Palestinians have been displaced due to this war. The Israeli army claimed that several steps were taken before the attack, including aerial surveillance and additional intelligence, to reduce the risk of harm to innocent civilians during the attack. The Nuseirat refugee camp is in the middle of the Gaza Strip.

It is a Palestinian refugee camp in central Gaza that dates back to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The war began with a Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 that killed at least 1,200 people and took 250 others hostage. At least 36,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip, while hundreds of thousands of others have been killed in operations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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