Thursday, July 24, 2014

Reporting from Gaza: Israel carries out airstrike against UN school housing displaced Palestinians, kills 16 people

Dear friends,
Israel continues its murderous onslaught against the people of Gaza.  As of today, the Palestinian ministry of health have reported that more than 800 people have lost their lives, the majority civilian, including hundreds of children.

Since Israel's assault began 18 days ago, the United National Reliefs and Workers Agency which works with Palestinian refugees has been providing refugee for Palestinians in the schools that it runs.  

On Thursday, July 24, Israel carried out an airstrike against one of the schools housing refugees in Beit Hanoun killing 16 people (mostly children) and injuring more than 160. UNWRA spokesperson, Chris Guiness noted on twitter, that it was not the first time that the Israeli Occupation Forces had struck a UN school housing refugees, despite the fact that the UN had provided the military with the exact coordinates of the schools.

Al Jazeera has also reported on the airstrike against the school. You can read it here.

The following tweets document the attack on the UN school, as well as document the displacement of Palestinians as a result of Israel's aggression.

The tweets included in this post are from the following journalists, photographers and bloggers (click on their names to go to their accounts):  

Maram Humaid - Gazan blogger/tweeter
Ayman Mohyeldin - Egyptian reporter, reporting for NBC
Sherine Tadros - Sky News journalist in Gaza
Daniel Rivers - ITV News
UNRWA - UN Relief and Works Agency
Chris Gunness - UNRWA  
Anne Paq - French independent journalist & photographer, who also part of the works Israeli based anti-occupation activist photography collective, ActiveStills.   

You can read the earlier posts in this "Reporting from Gaza" by clicking on the titles blow:

in solidarity,  Kim





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