Israel Hamas War: 10 People Including Children Killed After Drone Strike Hits School In Gaza Amid UN Agencies’ Warning

Amid the ongoing Israel Hamas War, a drone strike hit a school in Gaza where people were taking shelter, resulting in the death of at least ten people including children. This strike comes amid the warnings by UN agencies to decrease and eventually cease military action in Gaza.

May 26, 2024 - 09:30
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Israel Hamas War: 10 People Including Children Killed After Drone Strike Hits School In Gaza Amid UN Agencies’ Warning

Israel Hamas War Latest Update: The decades-old Israel Palestine Conflict turned into a full-fledged war on October 7 when Hamas, the terrorist organisation fired 5000 rockets from the Gaza Strip on Israel, launching an attack. Ever since, it has been almost eight months and the attacks have continued from both sides; amid various attempts of ceasefire, thousands of people including women and children have been killed, multiple people are still held hostage hoping to be rescued and reunited with their families and the towns in these countries have become desolate. In a latest update in the ongoing Israel Hamas War, a drone strike hit a Gaza school where people were taking shelter and killed at least ten of them, including children.

Drone Strike In Gaza School, 10 Including Children Killed

As mentioned earlier, at least 10 people, including children, were killed in Gaza on Sunday after a drone strike hit the school they were sheltering, CNN reported, citing local health workers. The Al-Nazla school in Saftawawy, on the outskirts of Jabaliya, was being used as a temporary shelter by people fleeing violence when the drone strike took place.

‘Man Making Bread For His Children, Thinking This Was A Safe Space..’

Speaking to CNN, an eyewitness, Saleh Al-Aswad from Jabaliya, said that his son-in-law is undergoing treatment for injuries suffered during the attack. He added that a “man making bread for his children, thinking this was a safe space,” was killed along with his daughter, Afnan, and his son, Mohamed. The news of the strike comes at a time when United Nations agencies have warned that the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate.

Gaza Healthcare System ‘On Its Knees’: UN-OCHA Report

In a statement shared on X on Saturday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that Gaza’s healthcare system “is on its knees” as access to hospitals and facilities shrink further amid supply shortages and attacks. The OCHA report, citing the WHO said that, as of Friday, 15 out of 36 hospitals in Gaza were only partially functional, 21 hospitals were out of service, and there were six functional field hospitals.

The agency said that the existing hospitals were functioning at more than four times their bed capacity, the agency said, citing the Gaza Ministry of Health. It further added, “Shortages in fuel, medical supplies and equipment are threatening the ability of the remaining health facilities to operate.” The director of the Kuwait hospital in Rafah shared a video on WhatsApp to “sound the alarm to the WHO to keep this hospital operational and to guarantee it doesn’t shut down by providing it with the necessary fuel,” according to CNN report.

The UN aid agency has warned that some displaced people in central Gaza are now surviving on 3 per cent of the minimum standard for daily water needs and that communicable diseases, including diarrhea and suspected Hepatitis A, continue to rise among children, particularly those who are below the age of five.

International Court Of Justice Orders Israel To Halt All Operations In Gaza

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) situated in The Hague, Netherlands gave the order on Friday, in the case brought by South Africa accusing Israel of genocide, citing “immense risk” to the Palestinian population. “Israel must immediately halt its military offensive and any other action in the Rafah Governorate which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza conditions of life that could bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part,” said Judge Nawaf Salam, president of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), CNN reported.

(Inputs from ANI)

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