‘They had nowhere else to go’: UN says Israeli strike on school in Gaza kills 6

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

At least six people were killed and dozens were injured this afternoon while sheltering in an UNRWA school in central Gaza’s al-Maghazi refugee camp that was struck during an Israeli airstrike, the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees says.

“This is outrageous, and it again shows a flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians,” UNRWA commissioner-general Philippe Lazzarini says in a statement.

“At least 4,000 people have taken refuge in this UNRWA school turned shelter. They had and still have nowhere else to go,” he says, adding that the casualty count is likely to climb.

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