Early morning shelling kills 16 at UN school shelter in Gaza

first_imgSource: Lefteris PitarakisISRAELI BOMBARDMENTS EARLY today killed “dozens” of Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 16 at a UN school, medics said, on day 23 of the Israel-Hamas conflict.A shelling shortly after 5.30am (2.30am GMT) killed 16 people at the UN school being used as a shelter for those displaced by the war, a UN official told AFP. A Palestinian man grieves the death of his relative following an Israeli strike at a U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp Source: Khalil HamraGaza’s emergency services spokesman put the death toll at “dozens”, after giving an initial count of 20. A Palestinian girl cries while receiving treatment for her injuries caused by an Israeli strike at a U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp Source: Khalil HamraA shelling earlier in the northern Gaza Strip killed an 11-year-old girl who had a disability, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, with a subsequent shelling in the centre of the small coastal territory killing a 16-year-old girl. Palestinians gather outside a classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp Source: Lefteris PitarakisA strike shortly afterwards in the southern city of Khan Yunis killed 10 members of a single family, Qudra said, including one child who could not immediately be identified.A middle-aged man was killed early in the morning in the southern city of Rafah. Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Sgt. Barkay Shor, who was killed in the fighting in Gaza Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe deaths brought Wednesday’s Palestinian toll to at least 29, with the total count from an Israeli operation to stamp out militant rocket fire to nearly 1,260, according to Qudra’s latest figures. Israeli soldiers work on their armored personnel carrier near the Israel Gaza border Source: AP/Press Association ImagesOn the Israeli side, militant fire, including cross-border rocket fire, has killed 53 Israeli soldiers in addition to three civilians inside Israel.- © AFP, 2014Read: “Over 100″ Palestinians killed as Israel ramps up attacks on Gaza>last_img

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