After Israeli forces bombed another UN school today, killing and injuring over 100 civilian refugees, Palestinians the IDF had told to leave their homes before bombing them, the UN condemned Israel's "serious violation of international law," extreme human rights abuses.
'Source of universal shame'
"These are people who were instructed to leave their homes by the Israeli army,” said commissioner-general of UN's agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, Pierre Krahenbuhl.
At least 19 Palestinians were killed and approximately 90 injured early Wednesday when Israeli forces bombed a UN school sheltering displaced people during the second night of relentless attacks following an Israeli warning of a protracted military campaign on homes.
The UN commissioner-general condemned “in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces”.
He said in a statement: “Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN-designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced.
“We have visited the site and gathered evidence. We have analysed fragments, examined craters and other damage. Our initial assessment is that it was Israeli artillery that hit our school, in which 3,300 people had sought refuge. We believe there were at least three impacts.
“It is too early to give a confirmed official death toll. But we know that there were multiple civilian deaths and injuries including of women and children and the UNRWA guard who was trying to protect the site. These are people who were instructed to leave their homes by the Israeli army.”
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