New Delhi: Israeli tanks today shelled a UN-run school in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, killing 15 people and wounding dozens who took shelter there, amid frantic international diplomatic efforts to end the bloodshed that has left 770 Palestinians and 34 Israelis dead so far.
Israeli tanks shells hit a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 people and wounding 200 others, Gaza health ministry today said on the 17th day of the war.
Reports said that pools of blood stained the school courtyard and the desks. Books and belongings were scattered and there was a large scorch mark in the premises marking the place where one of the shells hit.
Here are some heartbreaking scenes of grief from Gaza:
A displaced Palestinian comforts her brother after an Israeli airstrike hit their pervious shelter of a U.N. school, at Beit Hanoun hospital in the northern Gaza Strip
Palestinian Samir Abdel Nabi, 16, kneels to touch the body of his one and a-half-year-old brother Abdel Rahman, during a funeral at a mosque in the Jebaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip
The parents of one and a-half-year-old Abdel Rahman Abdel Nabi, hold the body of their baby at the morgue of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, prior to his funeral
A displaced Palestinian girl who had lost her relative in an Israeli airstrike at a U.N school cries at Beit Hanoun hospital in the northern Gaza Strip
Palestinians cry as they wait to identify the body of their loved one outside of the morgue of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya
Palestinian Ahmed Jadallah, 75, holds a child's body after preparing it for burial at the morgue of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya
A Palestinian man cries after identifying the body of his loved one, killed in an Israeli strike, inside the morgue of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya
A Palestinian medic at the Kamal Adwan hospital holds two children wounded in Thursday's shelling at the U.N. school in Beit Hanoun.
A boy cries after his wounded relatives were rushed to emergency rooms at the Nasser hospital after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip.
Palestinian mourners in the Jebaliya refugee camp on Thursday carry the bodies of five members of the Abu Etta family, killed overnight in an Israeli airstrike on an apartment building, according to Palestinian officials.
Palestinians mourn for a relative in the morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 12.
Israelis mourn over the grave of Staff Sgt. Daniel Pomerantz during his funeral in Kfar Azar near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Thursday.
Relatives of Palestinian Mohammad al Hamaydeh cry while mourners carry his body at his family house during his funeral, in Rafah
A relative is comforted by mourners as they gather around the bodies of seven members of the Kelani family, killed overnight by an Israeli strike in Gaza City, during their funeral in Beit Lahiya
Palestinians identify the bodies of people who were killed in Israeli strikes, at the morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City