According to an UN official, an apparent Israeli airstrike hit a school that was sheltering displaced people in the Gaza strip. Ashraf al-Kidra, Gaza health official, declared that at least 10 people were killed and 35 were wounded as the main strike hit really close to the school.
Robert Turner, UN Palestinian refugee agency director of operations, said that according to preliminary findings, the blast was caused by an airstrike that was targeted near the school, a school that offered shelter for around 3,000 people. One UN staffer is among the dead victims.
According to witnesses, the attack took place as a number of people were waiting in a line to receive fool supplies. As usual with such incidents, the Israeli military did not comment.
Many of those wounded were transported to the Rafah Kuwaiti hospital. Others were treated in a tent based makeshift clinic. Dead bodies wrapped in cloth were lined up near the school.
Till now there were over 6 UN facilities that were hit by Israeli forces. This draws in international condemnation. In every single case the Israeli military eventually declared that it responded to rockets fired by militants.
Fighting does continue at this point as the initially discussed cease-fire was not even active for a few hours.
In a televised address by Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel Prime Minister, troops will reassess the operations after they demolish the military tunnels used by Hamas under the border.