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Israel bombs UN school sheltering displaced Palestinians in Gaza

Displaced Palestinian children look out from a makeshift shelter in the courtyard of a school in Rafah, the southern Gaza Strip, December 2, 2023. (AFP)

Israeli warplanes have struck a school sheltering displaced Palestinians in a populated refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

The complex, run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), hosts hundreds of displaced people in the Jabalia refugee camp.

Videos of the Sunday attack circulated on social media showing blood in the school yard, and fire in the building.

Citing eyewitnesses, Anadolu news agency reported several people were killed and wounded as “one of the classrooms in the school was bombed by the Israeli army.”

The regime’s warplanes also targeted a house in the refugee camp. 45 people were killed. Dozens were injured. Several missing people are still under the rubble.

The southern city of Khan Younis was also hit by a series of airstrikes and artillery shelling on several areas on Monday.

The Al-Aqsa Hospital, located in Deir al-Balah, alone announced it received at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes in the previous 24 hours.

In Rafah, the regime’s warplanes bombed a residential apartment. Six people were killed. Most of them were children.

And in southern Gaza, Israeli forces launched several attacks near the Amal Hospital in the morning, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

“Occupation forces continued artillery shelling… in the northern areas of the association’s headquarters, which shelters 13,000 displaced people,” Red Crescent said in a message on X.

The regime stepped up its airstrikes on the besieged Palestinian territory after the United States gave Tel Aviv the green light on Friday to continue its war by vetoing a UN Security Council resolution for a humanitarian ceasefire. The resolution was put forward by the United Arab Emirates and backed by more than 90 UN member states.

Israel has brutally killed about 18,000 people in Gaza since October 7.

According to Gaza health ministry, more than 49,500 people have also been wounded.

President Joe Biden of the United States and his team are now under fire for failing to prevent the genocide of Palestinians.

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority said earlier the US veto made Washington “complicit” in the war crimes of Israel in Gaza.

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