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40 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrike on UNRWA school in central Gaza Strip

The death toll from an Israeli airstrike on a school sheltering thousands of displaced civilians in the central Gaza Strip has risen to 40, according to Palestinian authorities on Thursday.

The victims included 14 children and nine women in the attack on a school run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in the Nuseirat refugee camp Wednesday night, Gaza’s government media office said in a statement.

Some 74 displaced civilians were also injured, including 23 children and 18 women, it added.

According to the media office, at least 149 shelters were attacked by Israeli forces in Gaza since last October.

The Israeli army "brutally committed these massacres despite its knowledge of the presence of tens of thousands in displacement centers,” it added.


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