Shifa Hospital Is ‘Death Zone,’ UN Says: Israel-Hamas War Live Updates

A U.N. official said on Saturday that two schools run by his agency in northern Gaza had been bombarded in less than 24 hours, and video from one of the scenes, verified by The New York Times, showed many bloodied and motionless bodies at one.

Palestinian officials said on Saturday that many people were killed and injured in an Israeli attack that hit a U.N.-run school being used as a shelter by adults and children, in the Jabaliya area north of Gaza City. The Israeli military said it had received reports of “an incident” in the Jabaliya area and that it was under review.

A graphic video, whose location was verified by The Times, showed bodies lying amid widespread debris at the school, Al-Fakhura, which was run by UNRWA, the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees.

The head of the agency, Philippe Lazzarini, said on social media on Saturday that he had received “horrifying images & footage of scores of people killed and injured” at an UNRWA school “sheltering thousands of displaced in the north of the Gaza Strip.”

Mr. Lazzarini later added that another UNRWA school had been “bombarded several times in the north of #Gaza sheltering more than 4,000 people.” He said this was the “second time in less than 24 hours schools are not spared. ENOUGH, these horrors must stop.”

An UNRWA spokeswoman said the later post referred to the Zeitoun school in Gaza City, which was hit around 3 p.m. on Friday.

The agency did not know the ultimate toll at either school on Saturday; UNRWA has not been able to directly monitor conditions at its northern Gaza facilities since an Israeli evacuation order for the north on Oct. 12. At that time, nearly 160,000 displaced people were taking shelter in 57 of its schools, it said. Throughout Gaza since the start of the Israeli offensive, classes have been suspended and schools have been converted into shelters.

The Israeli military says its intense bombardment has been aimed at Hamas, the group that controls Gaza, but its command posts and depots are deeply enmeshed within — and in tunnels beneath — Gaza’s neighborhoods. Israel’s bombardment has hit sites like apartment buildings, mosques and markets, and Israeli officials have called those sites legitimate targets, while saying it is seeking to limit harm to civilians.

The Israeli military said Saturday that it was “committed to international law including taking feasible steps to minimize harm to civilians.” It had said earlier in the day that it had engaged in intensive combat in Jabaliya, where it has claimed the command and control center of Hamas’s northern Gaza brigade was located.

The White House was talking to U.N. and Israeli officials to find out more about the attack at a school shelter, said Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council.

“We are aware of reports that civilians may have been killed while sheltering at least one UNRWA school in northern Gaza,” Ms. Watson said. “Any harm to a U.N. facility where civilians are sheltering is unacceptable.”

The civilian toll of Israel’s campaign in Gaza has drawn increasing criticism from U.N. officials, who have called for an urgent cease-fire, as well as rising anger from Israel’s neighbors in the Middle East. The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday denounced the destruction at the Al-Fakhura school, accusing Israel of a “flagrant violation of the principles of international law,” and calling for a U.N. investigation into attacks against hospitals and schools in Gaza.

“The Ministry warns that the silence of the international community regarding the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the occupation against the Palestinian people will increase the tension, expand the circle of violence, and lead to further escalation and instability,” it said.

The Gazan ministry of health has said that the Al-Fakhura school was previously hit by an Israeli airstrike in early November, killing 15 and wounding 70.

Aaron Boxerman, Neil Collier, Iyad Abuheweila Aric Toler and Lisa Friedman contributed reporting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *





↑PelisPlus-VER↓ Fast & Furious X Película completa-español en línea gratis

[REPELIS verFast X (Fast & Furious 10) PELÍCULA COMPLETA Español

[Cuevana 4]!* Ver Fast & Furious 10 (Online) Película Completa 2023 en Español y Latino

✔Fast X (Fast & Furious 10) (2023)🎬 PELICULA COMPLETA➤ ESPAÑOL GRATIS

VOIR ▷ Fast X Film Complet En Francais HD [Regarder]

Regarder Fast X Film Complet En Francais [En HD Regarder]

!VOIR,!! — Fast & Furious X en Streaming-VF en Français, VOSTFR COMPLET

FILM ▷ Fast and Furious 10 en Streaming-VF en Français

ASSISTIR Velocidade Furiosa X 2023 FILME COMPLETO

Assistir Velocidade Furiosa X (2023) Filme Completo Online

!Assistir Filme Velozes e Furiosos 10 Completo HD 2023 Dublado Online

Assistir Velocidade Furiosa X 2023 Online Gratis (Filme HD)

[ดู.หนัง] เงือกน้อยผจญภัย (THE LITTLE MERMAID – 2023) เต็มเรื่อง HD พากย์ไทย ดูหนังใหม่ 1080I

ดูหนัง เงือกน้อยผจญภัย (2023) เต็มเรื่อง HD พากย์ไทย THAI HD Quality

[ดูหนัง.THAI] เงือกน้อยผจญภัย (2023) เต็มเรื่อง HD พากย์ไทย ฟรี on ยูทูบ

รู้ไว้ก่อนดู The Little Mermaid (2023) เงือกน้อยผจญภัย เต็ม เรื่อง

PELISPLUS !MEGA La Sirenita Pelicula Completa (HD) Espanol y Latino

VER_La Sirenita (2023) película completa en español latino


VER_La Sirenita (2023) película completa en español latino

REPELIS] Ver Transformers: El despertar de las bestias (2023) Película Online

[¡PELISPLUS!]*—Ver Transformers El despertar de las bestias [2023] Pelicula Completa Online en Español HD

Mega!-ver Transformers: El despertar de las bestias (Pelicula) HD online en espanol latino

PElis NUE (4k) ver Transformers: El despertar de las bestias ~Pelicula completa HD

[ดู-ไทย] ทรานส์ฟอร์เมอร์ส: กำเนิดจักรกลอสูร [TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS-2023] – ดูหนังออนไลน์ (1080P) พากย์ไทย เต็มเรื่อง

ดู-หนัง!*] Transformers 2023 (ทรานส์ฟอร์เมอร์ส : กำเนิดจักรกลอสูร) ดูหนังออนไลน์ HD พากย์ไทย 1080p

ดูหนัง ทรานส์ฟอร์เมอร์ส: กำเนิดจักรกลอสูร (Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts) ออนไลน์ฟรี HD พากย์ไทย THAI!

[ดู.หนัง] ทรานส์ฟอร์เมอร์ส: กำเนิดจักรกลอสูร (2023) หนังเต็ม HD พากย์ไทย [Transformers: Rise of the Beasts]

Assistir Transformers: Rise of the Beasts [2023] Filme Completo Dublado Online Gratis em Portuguese

[[*Assistir]] Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Filme completo [ 2023 ] Dublado Portugues Grátis Online

Assistir Transformers O Despertar das Feras filme completo Dublado online Legendado

ASSISTIR! Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023) Filme Dublado Online Legendado HD Grátis

Transformers : Rise of the Beasts Streaming VF 2023 Regarder Film-Complet HD

!4K-VOIR!!@ — The Beasts en StreamingVF||COMPLET, VOSTFR-Gratuits

[.^WATCH^.] Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023) FullMovie Free Online Streaming on 123𝓶𝓸𝓿𝓲𝓮𝓼

[*𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐌𝐒 𝐕𝐎𝐈𝐑*] Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023) Français Gratuit et VF Complet