Women, Children, UN Staff Killed In Shelling Of School In Gaza

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Women, children, UN staff killed in shelling of school in Gaza (RT, July 25, 2014):

Women, children and UN staff were among those killed during the shelling of a UN-run school in northern Gaza, in which hundreds of people had taken refuge. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed outrage and horror at the tragedy.

“I am appalled by the news of an attack on an UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) school in Northern Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge,” Ban said in a statement published on the UN’s website, adding that “circumstances are still unclear.”

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At least 15 people were killed and around 200 others wounded when Israeli forces targeted the Ashraf al-Qidra school, a spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry told Reuters.

Ban highlighted the sheer volume of refugees looking for shelter. “More than 100,000 Gazans – that’s five percent of the total population – have sought refuge in UNRWA facilities,” he said.

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