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    Fresh Israeli shelling hits UN school injuring scores of children

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    At least 30 people, most of them children, have been wounded after Israeli tanks shelled an area close to an UN-run school in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza on Thursday.

    It comes just a day after at least 15 Palestinians were killed in a different UN school, in an Israeli attack condemned by world leaders.

    Issam Al Attar, who was sheltering in the school, said he despaired of anyone coming to the help of Gaza: “All of them were children sleeping. What are they guilty of? No one cares about them – no feeling. Where is Egypt? Where are the Arab countries?”

    Now many who were told by the Israeli army they would be safer to leave their homes are considering returning.

    Samir Al Tumi said there was nowhere safe to go: “We are dying of fear, I want to go and die in my own home rather than die in a UN school because there is no safety here, none whatsoever.”

    The United Nations childrens’ fund, UNICEF, says at least 245 Palestinian children have been killed during the three-week conflict.