Official: 13 killed as shells hit Gaza UN school

2014-07-30 07:44
A Palestinian man reacts as flames engulf the fuel tanks of the only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip after it was hit by Israeli shelling. (Mahmud Hams, AFP)

A Palestinian man reacts as flames engulf the fuel tanks of the only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip after it was hit by Israeli shelling. (Mahmud Hams, AFP)

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Gaza City - At least 13 people were killed early on Wednesday after tank shells hit a UN school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.

Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said another 90 Palestinians were wounded in the shelling.

Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesperson for a UN aid agency, says tank shells hit the Abu Hussein UN school in the Jabaliya refugee camp around 04:30.

An AP reporter who arrived later at the school saw a large round hole in the ceiling of one classroom and in one of the bathrooms. In another classroom, the strike had blown out the front wall.

The incident comes a day after Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault in the bloodiest day of the three-week Gaza war, destroying key symbols of Hamas control and shutting down the territory's only power plant

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