• War on Gaza: Israeli strike on Unrwa school kills dozens in central Gaza
    Israel claims it hit a Hamas compound in school that sheltered displaced Palestinians

    By Nader Durgham Published date: 6 June 2024 06:42 BST | Middle East Eye

    . De la fumée s’élève après une frappe israélienne sur la bande de Gaza le 5 juin 2024, vue d’Israël (Reuters/Amir Cohen)

    An Israeli strike on an Unrwa school killed at least 32 people in the Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza, according to the Wafa news agency.

    The school was reportedly housing thousands of displaced people, most of whom were women and children.

    The Israeli army said the school contained a Hamas compound, and that its strike killed fighters involved in the 7 October attack on Israel.

    The Gaza government’s media office strongly rejected these claims.

    “The occupation uses lying to the public opinion through false fabricated stories to justify the brutal crime it conducted against dozens of displaced people,” Ismail al-Thawabta, the director of the media office, told Reuters.

    Israel insists it had taken “many steps” to minimise harm on “uninvolved people” prior to carrying out the strike.

    The attack happened as Israel announced a new military campaign in central Gaza, which had already killed over 100 Palestinians since Tuesday. (...)