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Wounded children evacuated to hospital after strike on U.N. school

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 00:37

Israeli strike hits U.N. school in Gaza, locals say, wounding Palestinian children. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT, NO REPORTER NARRATION. Several wounded children were brought to a Gaza hospital on Thursday (July 31), after an Israeli strike hit a U.N school in which they were sheltering, locals said. In Beit Lahiya, a strike on a U.N. school wounded several Palestinians, locals said, a day after the deaths of at least 15 Palestinians among thousands sheltering at a school whose U.N. administrator said appeared to have been hit by Israeli artillery. Israel has said on Wednesday its forces were attacked by guerrillas near the school, in northern Jabalya, and had fired back. Israeli forces pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive on Thursday (July 31), saying it was days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet on Wednesday (July 30) approved continuing the assault, which was launched on July 8 in response to a surge of rocket attacks by Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists. But Israel also sent a delegation to Egypt, which has been trying, with Washington's blessing, to broker a ceasefire. Gaza officials say at least 1,361 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have now been killed in the battered enclave. Israel has lost 56 soldiers to Gaza clashes and three civilians to Palestinian shelling.

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Wounded children evacuated to hospital after strike on U.N. school

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 00:37