Gaza’s Ministry of Health stated that at least 12 people were killed in an Israeli attack on a UN school where thousands of displaced Palestinians were taking refuge. A Catholic school in the Tel al-Hawa area was also hit by Israeli raids, the principal announced; no casualties. On the diplomatic front, 5 Arab foreign ministers met in Amman ahead of the meeting with the US Secretary of State Blinken, who arrived in Jordan yesterday. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Tel Aviv for consultations. Meanwhile, an Israeli bombing completely destroyed the Sheikh Zayed mosque in Gaza today.
UNRWA, “Children among the victims of al-Fakhoura school”
There are also children among the victims in the UN-run al-Fakhura school, which hosts thousands of displaced people from the Jabalya camp, in the north of the Gaza Strip. This was stated by Juliette Touma, spokeswoman for UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees. The UN agency confirmed “an attack” which hit “the schoolyard where the displaced families are located”. According to the Hamas Ministry of Health, there were 15 victims: “The massacre in the al-Fakhoura school, perpetrated by the Israeli occupiers, caused 15 victims and 70 injured”, declared spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidreh.
“Attacks abroad against Israelis and Jews foiled”
Israel has thwarted a series of attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets in many foreign countries due to the war with Hamas. This was reported by Kan TV, which cited an Israeli security source according to which the threats against these targets are growing in an “exceptional and extraordinary” way. According to the same source, some of these attacks are spontaneous while others are planned by jihadist groups.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Gaza destroyed by bombs
An Israeli bombing completely destroyed the Sheikh Zayed mosque today in Gaza, also known as the al-Khativa mosque as it is located near the vast al-Khatiba square. Local sources report this. There is no news of victims. The mosque is located in front of Al Azhar University, the most influential theological and university center of Sunni Islam.