Israel hits UN school in Gaza with missiles, killing at least 45 people – CNN

IDF conducts air strike on UN school in Gaza Strip
IDF conducts air strike on UN school in Gaza Strip

IDF launched attack on a UN-run school in Gaza Strip killing at least 45 people were killed in the attack, Israel confirmed the air strike, claiming that the military was targeting a Hamas facility hidden inside the school, CNN reported on June 6.

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At the time of the attack, displaced persons from Nuseirat refugee camp were in the school, which is run by the UN Refugee Agency (UNRWA).

According to the agency, school was hit by at least three missiles that penetrated three-story building. According to preliminary information, about 20,000 displaced people were staying in this institution, who took refuge in the school, its yard and surrounding area.

The management of nearby Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital said that the number of victims could increase, as victims were still being brought to hospital on Thursday morning.

According to CNN, in its statement, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said it had taken “many measures” to minimize the danger ahead of the strike, including aerial surveillance and usage of “additional accurate intelligence.”

Accusing Israel of genocide in the Gaza Strip

South Africa on Dec. 29 appealed to International Court of Justice to issue an urgent order that Israel is in violation of its obligations under the 1948 Genocide Convention.

South Africa supported Palestinian struggle for statehood in Israeli-occupied territories for decades. It compared the fate of Palestinians to that of the black majority in South Africa during apartheid. Israel strongly denied this.

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In January, Israel responded that it would appear before the International Court of Justice to challenge South Africa's accusations.

The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 11 wrote that Israel was unlikely to stop fighting in Gaza as ordered by the International Court of Justice.

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UN Security Council on March 25 adopted a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The resolution also called for the immediate and unconditional release of the hostages taken by Hamas during its attack on Israel on Oct. 7, 2023.

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