Tank shells from the Israeli military hit a building that housed a Gaza Strip U.N. school. 15 people were killed and dozens wounded. Among them, many were just seeking shelter from the clashes that took place on the street.
According to the U.N., the strike took place as staff was trying to arrange humanitarian pauses so that civilians could have been evacuated.
The Israeli military declared that the incident is reviewed and the initial suggestion is that Hamas rockets are to blame. No proof was offered.
According to a person that was inside the school, U.N. staff members were putting refugees in buses as tank shells hit. He declared:
“We were about to get out of the school, then they hit the school. They kept on shelling it.”
The incident marks the fourth time that a U.N. facility was hit in fights between Palestinian and Israel militants along the Gaza strip. This is since the military conflict started on July 8th.
U.N. spokesman Chris Gunness declared that the U.N. did ask for fighting lull so that the school can be evacuated from the Israeli military but no answer was given.