Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. Faculty, Killing As many as 19 Who Sought Shelter

By Harry Sandhu January 4, 2020

(This put up was very last up-to-date at 3:04 p.m. ET.) Enlarge this imageA Palestinian female cries though obtaining remedy Wednesday at a healthcare facility in Beit Lahiya for her injuries brought about by a strike at a U.N. school within the Jebaliya refugee camp.Khalil Hamra/APhide captiontoggle captionKhalil Hamra/APA Palestinian female cries though obtaining procedure Wednesday in a clinic in Beit Lahiya for her accidents Derek Barnett Jersey triggered by a strike at a U.N. college in the Jebaliya refugee camp.Khalil Hamra/APAs many as 19 people today have been killed each time a shell struck a United Nations-run school this morning in Gaza. Inside of a concept on Twitter, the commi sioner-general of UNRWA, which can be responsible for the welfare of Palestinian refugees, blamed the attack within the Israeli armed forces. “Children, ladies and men killed & injured as they slept in place where they should have been safe and protected,” Pierre Krhenbhl said, referring to the fact that the faculty was being used as a shelter. “They were being not. Intolerable.” According to Krhenbhl, this is the sixth time shells have hit a UNRWA school. He called the latest incident “a breaking point.” NPR’s Emily Harris reports that this is the second time a U.N. college has been hit and people today have been killed. With that, here’s what you need to know as the conflict enters its 23rd day. — Israeli Response: A spokesman for your Israeli Army tells The Washington Post that Israeli forces “came under mortar fire earlier Wednesday from a point near the college while in the Jebaliya refugee camp and responded toward the source of the fire.” The military will review the incident.– The Death Toll:NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports the Israel Defense Forces says three more of its soldiers were killed today. “An IDF statement says the soldiers killed today have been uncovering a tunnel shaft in a very residence during the southern Gaza Strip,” Soraya reports. “The home and tunnel had been booby-trapped.” Those deaths bring the number of Israeli soldiers killed to 56. Three Israeli civilians have been killed. Emily reports from Gaza that the death toll there has exceeded 1,200. Here’s the United Nations’ breakdown of those numbers, but note that the graphic has not caught up with the current tolls: The U.N. breakdown of Palestinian deaths.U.N. hide captiontoggle captionU.N. — The Peace Proce s:The conflict does not seem to be ending anytime soon. As Emily explained on Early morning Edition, it’s hard to tell what both sides are thinking, but what’s clear is that “neither side seems to be within a position to get what they want to end this fighting.” Remember: Israel is seeking a complete demilitarization of Gaza, which Hamas is unlikely to accept, and Hamas is seeking an end to the blockade of Gaza by Israel and Egypt, which Israel is unlikely to accept. Jason Peters Jersey The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports Israel is considering submitting a resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would end the fighting. A resolution of that kind ended the 2006 Lebanon war. Emily reports that one Israeli official said Israel would pursue this route only if the U.S. agreed. — A Temporary Cease-Fire: The A sociated Pre s reports that:”The Israeli navy says it’s declared a four-hour cease-fire in some areas of the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons.”The cease-fire was broken by both sides shortly after it was announced. — A Busy Market Is Attacked: “At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and 200 wounded from the bombardment of a market near Gaza City” on Wednesday afternoon, Al-Jazeera reports. The BBC reports that hundreds of people today were being shopping while in the market at the time of the a sault.Correction July 30, 2014 An earlier version of this story stated that a U.N. Security Council resolution ended the 1996 Lebanon war. In fact, such a resolution ended the 2006 war in Lebanon.