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UN school sheltering Gaza displaced hit by Israel shells
Published Tuesday 22/07/2014 (updated) 23/07/2014 17:07
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A Palestinian man rests on desks as families gather at a UN
school after evacuating their homes near the border at the
Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on July 15, 2014
(AFP/Mahmud Hams)
GAZA CITY (AFP) -- A United Nations school sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza came under Israeli fire on Tuesday as a team was inspecting damage from a day earlier, a UN official said.

The official said a team, with Israeli clearance, was at the school run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA in Al-Maghazi when Israeli tank shelling resumed, hitting the building on Tuesday afternoon.

"Yesterday we got reports that it was shelled and so today we sent our guys down to investigate and see which side the fire came from," the official said, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity.

"They went down there with Israeli clearance, and while they were there, they came under Israeli shelling," he added.

He said that there were holes blown through the walls of the school compound and that the gates had been blown off but no one was injured in the shelling.

The school has been evacuated and UNRWA has submitted a formal letter about the shelling to Israel, he added.

UNRWA is sheltering more than 100,000 people at more than 60 of its schools throughout the Gaza Strip.

Many Palestinians living in border areas of Gaza have been warned by Israel to flee their homes, but they say they feel nowhere in the coastal enclave is safe for them.

On Thursday, UNRWA said it was investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools.

It condemned the incident as a "flagrant violation" of international law and said the rockets had been removed and the "relative parties" informed.

It said the incident was the first of its kind.
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1 ) Mel / USA
23/07/2014 14:22
Calling all cowards;Obama,Merkel,Cameron,Harper,etc,etc?Any mosques,Palestinian-Christian churches,schools,hospitals,UNRWA shelter stores,hospitals,medics,refugees TARGETED&BOMBED within the WIDERrefugee camp of Israeli-occupied(land,sea & air)GAZA,are on YOUR COLLUSIVE HEADS!You all provide TIME,MONEY,WEAPONS,IMMUNITY,OPPORTUNITY,EXCUSES for the Zionist-apartheid,militarist State of Occupying Israel,to commit routine WAR CRIMES by method &madness.ENUF WAS ENUF 67yrs ago!God protect Palestine!

2 ) JoeFattal / USA
23/07/2014 17:28
Israel and their moral behavior. They tell Gazans to go north, they hit north, they tell them to go to schools, they hit schools, hospitals are not even spare. They just trying to clear their guilt for killing too many civilians at the chance to have one Hamas killed. Even Kerry critized Israel behind the mic about their pinpoint operation they were bragging so much about.
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