UN says UNRWA school in Gaza ‘directly hit’ over weekend

Antonio Guterres

An UNRWA school sheltering displaced families in the Gaza Strip was “directly hit” over the weekend, according to the UN.

“The school was severely damaged and was housing about 225 people, though no casualties were recorded among the displaced, but the school sustained significant structural damage,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told a daily press briefing.

All UNRWA schools across the Gaza Strip are closed, and more than 300,000 people students are impacted, according to the UN.

“This is sadly not the first time,” Dujarric said while also noting that there is a “deconfliction mechanism” with the Israeli authorities.

“We’re not in a position to know whether it was targeted or if it was a mistake. What we do know is that it was hit and that UN schools should not be hit in any way,” he added. ​​​​​​​

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