Israeli Strike Hits UN School, Kills 15

At least 150 injured

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jul 24, 2014 8:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Gaza health officials say the death toll from an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip has risen to at least 15. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the 15 were among hundreds of people seeking shelter in the school in Beit Hanoun from heavy fighting in the area. At least 150 people were injured; al-Jazeera puts that number at 200. Sources tell al-Jazeera the number killed could be as high as 30.

Today's strike is the fourth time a UN facility has been hit in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, but it's the first time casualties have been reported.

Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Thursday, July 24, 2014.   (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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