BREAKING: Israeli strike on two north Gaza schools kills 50, injures hundreds

Ahram Online , Monday 4 Dec 2023

Israeli jet fighters barbarously bombarded two schools providing shelter to displaced people in the al-Darraj neighbourhood of Gaza, killing at least 50 people and leaving hundreds wounded, according to sources on the ground.

A Palestinian paramedic that was wounded during Israeli bombardment is helped onto a stretcher at Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on December 4, 2022. AFP


The Salah Ad-Din school, operated by the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), and the Martyr Assad Saftawi school in al-Darraj bore the brunt of the Israeli offensive, causing significant casualties among the displaced population, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA said.

Approximately 50 people were killed, and hundreds sustained injuries as a consequence of the aerial bombardment and artillery shelling.

The aftermath of the strikes saw numerous casualties and injured people transported to Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in the nearby al-Zeitoun neighbourhood.

Emergency response teams faced formidable challenges as the intense Israeli shelling of the area impeded their efforts to evacuate the deceased and attend to the wounded. The situation highlights the dire humanitarian impact of the Israeli war on innocent civilians caught in the crossfire.

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