Palestine|Four Schools targeted used as Shelters, nearly 50 UNRWA buildings and assets have been damaged since October 7
23 Palestinians were martyred as a result of a Zionist bombing that targeted four UNRWA schools
Gaza (Palestine) – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced the death of at least 23 people during the past 24 hours due to the Zionist aggression that targeted four schools used as shelters in the Gaza Strip.
UNRWA said in a statement that the violent bombardment on a school turned into a shelter in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, resulted in the death of at least 20 people and the injury of five others, in addition to causing serious damage to the school. It also indicated that three other people were killed and dozens injured after three schools were damaged, one of them located in the Beach refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, and two in the Bureij refugee camp in southern Gaza.
According to UNRWA’s latest estimates, these schools-turned-shelters collectively hosted nearly 20,000 Palestinians. Since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on October 7, nearly 50 UNRWA buildings and assets have been damaged, including those used as shelters, some of which were directly hit. UNRWA currently hosts about 700,000 Palestinians, and 25 of these shelters are located in northern Gaza, hosting 112,000 people.
These shelters are supposed to be a safe haven for civilians in the Gaza Strip, but the Zionist bombing has repeatedly targeted them despite widespread condemnations by the United Nations and its demand that the Zionist entity respect international and humanitarian law and protect civilians.
So far, 72 UNRWA workers have been killed in Gaza since the start of the Zionist aggression on the Strip on October 7th.