Israeli occupation forces bomb UNRWA school killing 45 civilians
Published Date: 07/01/2009 – 03:02 AM
An Israeli air raid and artillery fire targeting the UN-run Al-Fakhoura school on Tuesday, 6 January, killed 45 Palestinian citizens including children and wounded 100 others some of whom were in serious conditions while three civilians were killed, Monday night, in a direct Israeli attack on another UNRWA school sheltering civilians.
According to the UNRWA, the victims in Monday night raid were among over four hundred people, who, earlier in the evening, had fled their homes in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza and had been given refuge in the UNRWA school.
These attacks raised the number of victims killed to more than 620 Palestinians and the wounded to about 2,750 since Israel started its aggression two weeks ago.
UNRWA spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna strongly denounced Israel for targeting the school, describing what happened as a dangerous action.
Abu Hasna pointed out that Israel already know the locations of the UNRWA buildings, adding that there were flags fluttering over the school before it was bombed.
Earlier, Al-Jazeera satellite channel reported that the ambulance crews recovered on Tuesday bodies of 23 Palestinians killed during Israeli raids in different areas in Gaza.
The channel said that 10 Palestinian citizens were killed today as a result of the ongoing Israeli shelling which had started since the early morning hours.
The channel also talked about fierce confrontations between Palestinian resistance fighters and invading IOF troops near Beit Lahia in north Gaza.