More killed as Israel bombs school housing displaced civilians in Gaza

Edited by Ed Newman
2024-01-28 23:12:16


Injured Palestinians, including children, at the Nasser Hospital following the Israeli attack on the house of Palestinian Abu Aram family in Khan Younis, January 12, 2024.

Khan Younis, January 29 ((RHC)-- A number of Palestinian civilians have been killed and dozens more injured after Israeli artillery bombed a school housing displaced people in the southern Gaza Strip.

Medical sources said that the incident took place in the al-Amal neighborhood, west of the city of Khan Younis, on Sunday, the Palestinian WAFA agency reported.   Several people were also injured after the Israeli army targeted the Kuwait Roundabout in Gaza City, north of the strip.

More civilians were killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing that targeted a residential apartment east of the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.  More deaths and destruction in the Gaza Strip as Israel bombs nearly two dozen locations 114 days into its onslaught on the territory. The regime has killed 165 Palestinians and injured 290 others in one day.

Doctors Without Borders says Gaza no longer has a functioning healthcare system.

The Israeli genocide in the Gaza Strip has led to mass displacement of Palestinians in the coastal territory.  Under relentless bombing since October 7, residents of the strip were first pushed further south, which did not prove safe.  They’re now moving to the small southernmost city of Rafah, which the Israeli military told them would be safe.

Rafah is a small city on the border with Egypt and is hosting around 1.5 million displaced Palestinians.
The city is facing a severe shortage of resources. And Israel is launching strikes on civilians in Rafah. The dire situation is a testament to the United Nations reports that there is no haven in Gaza for the displaced.

Meanwhile, a UN expert slams countries that have paused funding for UNRWA, saying their decision overtly defies the order by the International Court of Justice to allow humanitarian assistance to reach Gaza.

Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian territories, said the governments cutting funds to UNRWA are most likely violating their obligations under the Genocide Convention.  Albanese also highlighted the timing of the defunding, which came a day after the International Court of Justice's conclusion that Israel is plausibly committing genocide in Gaza.

Several Western countries, including the US and UK, have suspended funding to UNRWA following Israeli allegations that some of the agency’s staff were involved in Hamas’ October 7 operation.

Head of UN agency for Palestinian refugees calls on states to reverse decision to impose 'additional collective punishment' on Gaza.

Iran has also condemned Israel’s allegations against several employees of the Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA as yet another “malicious” move and part of the regime’s “inhumane” treatment of the Palestinians.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani said on Sunday that Israel has leveled the allegations to justify its restrictions on humanitarian organizations active in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.

He said the accusations also seek to make Israel get away with the unprecedented and heinous crime of killing at least 150 members of international institutions, such as UNRWA, since early October.


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