Dozens Killed As Israel Bombs A Gaza School

A devastating attack on a school turned shelter for displaced Palestinians in Abasan, near the southern city of Khan Younis, has left dozens dead, according to local medical sources.

The assault, which targeted the al-Awda school, was the fourth in a series of attacks on Gaza schools used as displacement shelters by Israel since Saturday.

At least 20 people have been killed in these attacks, according to officials in the besieged coastal enclave.

On Saturday, an Israeli raid hit the UN-run al-Jawni school in Nuseirat, central Gaza, killing 16 people, according to the territory’s health ministry.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, said 2,000 people were sheltering there at the time.

The following day, an attack on the church-run Holy Family school in Gaza City killed four, according to the civil defense agency.

The Latin Patriarchate, owners of the school, said hundreds of people had packed the grounds.

Another UNRWA-run school in Nuseirat was hit on Monday, with a local hospital reporting several people were taken for treatment.
According to UNRWA, more than 500 people have been killed in schools and other shelters it runs in Gaza since the war started on October 7.

Israel has yet to comment on the attacks. The violence has sparked international outrage and calls for an immediate ceasefire.