Israel fires on Gaza school sheltering displaced Palestinians

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel fired on a Gaza girls school run by a U.N. relief agency that was sheltering about 1,000 displaced Gazans, the agency said.

The school in Maghazi, in central Gaza, came under fire Tuesday while a team from the the United Nations Relief and Works Agency was there inspecting damage from shelling the previous day, the French news agency AFP reported.

The agency team was in the building, with clearance from Israel, to determine which side in the Israel-Gaza conflict caused the damage, according to AFP.

The school was evacuated and UNRWA filed a formal complaint with Israel over the shelling.

As of Tuesday evening, there reportedly were some 102,788 displaced Gaza Palestinians seeking shelter in UNRWA buildings throughout the coastal strip, including schools.

Also Tuesday, rockets were found in an empty UNRWA school for the second time in less than a week.

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