According to Hamas, 30 individuals were killed in an Israeli assault on a UN school just before a ceasefire in Gaza.

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Busy Bee November 24, 2023
Updated 2023/11/24 at 9:50 AM

Hamas reported that approximately 30 individuals lost their lives in an Israeli airstrike on a United Nations-affiliated school in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza. The Abu Hussein School, operated by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), was providing shelter to displaced Palestinians escaping violence and heavy bombardment in other parts of Gaza. The Gaza Ministry of Health initially stated 27 fatalities from the attack on Thursday.

Additionally, Israeli forces targeted the Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza, focusing on the main entrance and power generators. The hospital, under siege for a week, faced “intense bombardment,” with large parts of the building being targeted. Over 200 patients, medical staff, and internally displaced individuals were present at the hospital in Beit Lahiya.

Israeli fighter jets struck the Sheikh Nasser neighborhood in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, causing at least five deaths and numerous injuries. In the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in northern Gaza, an Israeli attack on a residential home resulted in at least 10 fatalities.

In the occupied West Bank, 12-year-old Mohammed Ibrahim Fuad Edely was shot and killed by Israeli forces, bringing the total number of Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank since October 7 to 229, including 52 children.

Since October 7, Israel’s continuous bombardments in Gaza have claimed more than 14,800 lives, according to Palestinian officials. In Israel, the official death toll from attacks by Hamas stands at around 1,200.

The Qatar-based mediator has announced that a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is scheduled to begin on Friday morning.

However, Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant believes that this pause in fighting will only be temporary and the intensity of the conflict will resume afterwards. He also mentioned that the Israeli military will continue to apply pressure to secure the release of more hostages. Gallant predicted that the fighting will likely continue for at least another two months.

Israeli military spokesperson Daniel Hagari explained that the release of captives is just the beginning of a longer process, and the focus in the coming days will be on planning and preparing for future combat. Hamas’s armed wing spokesman, Abu Obeida, stated that Palestinian fighters are prepared to confront Israeli forces for as long as the war persists and encouraged resistance against Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.

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