Israeli shells killed 10 and wounded 100 Palestinians while seeking shelter in U.N. run school

GAZA CITY, 24 July-2014, WSP: Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school filled with Palestinian refugees in the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 100, Palestinian officials said.

Israeli shells killed 10 and wounded 100 Palestinians while seeking shelter in U.N. run school in Gaza

Israeli shells killed 10 and wounded 100 Palestinians while seeking shelter in U.N. run school

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Several shells hit the school run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency in Beit Hanoun, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Officials said the school was filled with women and children who had fled their homes to escape more than two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas, the militant Palestinian Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip.

At least four people died on operating tables at the Beit Hanoun hospital, officials said after the shelling, which left hallways at the school slicked with pools of blood.

“Such a massacre requires more than one hospital to deal with it,” said Ayman Hamdan, director of the Beit Hanoun hospital, Reuters news agency reported. He said various other medical centers around Beit Hanoun were also receiving wounded people.

More than 140,000 Palestinians have fled their homes because of the fighting, and many of them have sought refuge in buildings run by UNWRA.