GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian medical officials say
the death toll from an Israeli airstrike outside a United Nations
school in the Gaza Strip has risen to 30.
The attack occurred about 10 yards outside the school in
northern Gaza. It was the second deadly Israeli attack to strike a
UN school in the past few hours.
Hospital director Bassam Abu Warda confirmed the 30 deaths from
the second airstrike.
In both cases, the schools had been used as shelters for people
displaced by Israel's offensive against Hamas militants. More than
500 people have been killed in the 11-day operation, including many
A top U.N. humanitarian official has condemned the violence and
demanded an investigation.
Israel isn't commenting. But it accuses Hamas of using schools,
mosques and residential areas for cover.