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Dozens killed in Israeli raid on Gaza school

Published : 04 Nov 2023, 02:37

  DF News Desk
Injured people are treated at the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, on Nov. 3, 2023. Photo: Xinhua.

Israeli warplanes bombed a school in northern Gaza City, leading to dozens of deaths and injuries, the Hamas-run health ministry said Friday, reported Xinhua.

The ministry said that Israel bombed the Osama Bin Zaid School in the Al-Saftawi neighborhood, north of Gaza City, which houses displaced Palestinians.

The ministry added that ambulances and medical teams were dispatched to the scene, and the victims were transferred to hospitals.

Thousands of Palestinians currently take refuge in UN and government schools in Gaza after Israel launched its retaliatory attacks last month.

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has killed more than 9,200 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and at least 1,400 Israelis, according to official figures from both sides.

On Oct. 7, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, firing thousands of rockets and infiltrating Israeli territory, while Israel responded with airstrikes, ground operations, and punitive measures that included a siege on the Gaza Strip.