Israel said all three attacks targeted militants hiding in schools.

Palestinian Territories:

At least 29 people were killed Tuesday in an attack on a school used to shelter displaced people in Gaza, Palestinian sources said, the fourth such incident in four days, with Hamas blaming Israel for the killings. imposed on

The Israeli army told AFP it had launched an attack in the area and was investigating the incident. It has admitted to carrying out three other attacks since Saturday, using Gazan schools as shelters.

A source at Nasir Hospital in the nearby southern city of Khan Yunis said the attack took place at the entrance of Al-Awda School in Abasan, where the victims were taken, adding that 29 were killed and dozens injured.

The official Hamas-run media office accused Israel of carrying out a “horrific massacre” and put the death toll at 29, saying the “majority” were women and children.

“We were sitting at the door of the school…suddenly and without warning, rockets were fired,” eyewitness Mohammad Sukkar told AFP of Tuesday’s strike.

The Israeli military said the air force used “accurate fire” to target “a terrorist belonging to the military wing of Hamas” near the school.

“The incident is under review,” the army said in a statement.

Officials in the Hamas-controlled area said earlier attacks on schools had killed at least 20 people.

Israel said all three attacks targeted militants hiding in schools.

On Saturday, 16 people were killed in an Israeli attack on the UN-run al-Juni school in Nusirat, central Gaza, according to the health ministry.

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, said there were 2,000 people taking refuge there at the time.

Four people were killed in an attack on the Holy Family School in Gaza City the following day, according to the Gaza Civil Defense Agency.

The school’s owners, the Latin Patriarchate, said hundreds of people filled the grounds at the time.

Another UNRWA-run school in Nousirat was targeted on Monday. A local hospital said several people had been taken for treatment.

Israel said it had targeted “several terrorists” using the school as cover.

Hamas has denied Israeli claims that it uses schools, hospitals and other civilian facilities for military purposes.

According to UNRWA, more than 500 people have died in schools.

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