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Attacks in the north and south of the Gaza Strip killed many

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As of: November 18, 2023 7:07 pm

A rocket attack on a school in the northern Gaza Strip has reportedly killed several people. The origin of the bulletin is still unclear. People also died in the evacuation zone in the south after airstrikes.

A bullet hit a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip, killing scores of people, including children. A spokesman for the health ministry in Gaza, controlled by the terrorist organization Hamas, reported several deaths and injuries at a school in the refugee district of Jabalia. He accused the Israeli army of attacking the building. They said they are verifying the reports.

According to eyewitnesses, an overcrowded UN Palestine Relief Agency (UNRWA) shelter was attacked. The impact caused massive destruction at Faqura School in Jabaliya. Pictures taken from Jabaliya showed many dead in hiding. UNRWA President Philippe Lazzarini X, earlier writing on Twitter, said he had received “horrific pictures and videos” of those killed and injured. “These attacks must not become normal, they must stop,” Lazzarini wrote. He called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. According to Lazzarini, thousands of internally displaced people have taken refuge in the building.

Gray Areas: Built-up areas in the Gaza Strip. Hatching: The Israeli Army

Another attack seems to have been carried out on the school

A spokesman for the health ministry in Gaza, which is controlled by the militant group Hamas, also said a second attack had hit a school in the northern city of Beit Lahiya. There were deaths and injuries. Lazzarini also reports the “terrible impressions” he received from there. The Army announced that those reports will also be scrutinized here. For more than a month, Israel’s military has repeatedly called on residents of the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate south of the coastal enclave for their own safety.

Israeli attack or Palestinian A rocket?

Israeli news site ynet wrote that it was unclear whether it was an Israeli attack or a misguided rocket from Palestinian terrorists. According to the Israeli military, several rockets were fired again from the Gaza Strip at Israeli border towns and the coastal city of Ashkelon on Saturday. According to the Israeli military, about a fifth of the rockets landed in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt condemned the alleged shelling as a “terrible bombardment by the Israeli occupation forces”. The State Department said it considers the incident to be another war crime that must be investigated and those involved held accountable. Jordan strongly condemned Israel’s “brutal and ongoing war crimes” in a foreign ministry statement. Recently the UN This includes an attack on a school. This is a “flagrant violation of international law”.

More than 80 percent of the residents of Jabaliya in northern Gaza are refugees or descendants of refugees who fled their homes in 1948 when the State of Israel was established.

Missile impacts Also in the south

At least 32 people were reportedly killed in an Israeli airstrike on apartments in the southern Gaza Strip. The Hamas-run health service said 26 people were killed and 23 wounded in an overnight airstrike on a multi-story building on the outskirts of the city of Khan Yunis. A few kilometers away, six Palestinians were killed in an airstrike on a house.

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At the beginning of the war, the Israeli army urged civilians to leave the northern Gaza Strip, the target of its ground offensive. At the same time, the evacuation zone in the south, where Khan Younis is located, is repeatedly attacked.

The Israeli army has renewed calls for residents to evacuate several neighborhoods of Gaza City on Saturday. For their own safety, residents should leave the northern Gaza Strip for the south by 4pm local time, a military spokesman wrote in Arabic. It said civilians prevented from fleeing by the terrorist organization Hamas could contact the Israeli army by phone or through the Telegram platform.

The army also announced a four-hour “tactical” pause in fighting in the Shabura refugee camp in Rafah, southern Gaza, for humanitarian reasons. The region also has a border crossing with Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of people are still in the northern Gaza Strip, according to estimates by the Palestinian Authority for Statistics in the West Bank.

Al-Shifa Hospital was evacuated en masse

Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, which was taken over by Israeli forces, has now been largely evacuated, according to Palestinian reports. Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Qaila told reporters in Ramallah, in the West Bank, that 32 premature babies and 126 injured people were unable to get to safety at the largest clinic in the Gaza Strip. The minister demanded that patients “left behind” should now be transferred to other clinics in Egypt or the West Bank. After the evacuation, only five doctors remained in the hospital.

The exact circumstances of the extensive evacuation are still unclear: according to Palestinian reports, patients, security seekers and staff were forced to leave the clinic within an hour on Saturday morning. However, Israel’s military said it never ordered the evacuation of patients or medical staff. The military explained that the evacuation was extended at the request of the clinic director.

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The first tank trucks reach the Gaza Strip

The humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip remains critical. Shortages of fuel, especially for trucks and power generation, have disrupted basic supplies to the public. A day after Israel agreed to import a certain amount of fuel into the Gaza Strip each day for humanitarian purposes, the first tank trucks filled with diesel reached the area, according to aid workers.

Three trucks loaded with about 129,000 liters of diesel arrived, Egyptian Red Cross (ECR) Secretary General Raed Abdel Nasser told dpa news agency. The UNRWA aid agency said humanitarian operations needed more than what was received. According to UNRWA, the Israelis allowed only 120,000 liters from Egypt to be imported into the sealed coastal zone – slightly less than the Red Cross claimed.

UNRWA said, “desalination plants, sewage treatment plants, hospitals, water pumps in shelters, relief trucks, ambulances, bakeries and communication network are too short to meet their needs without disruption”. According to UN emergency aid coordinator Martin Griffiths, around 200,000 liters are needed each day to provide minimum humanitarian supplies.

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