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A United Nations school in Gaza has been hit by what is believed to be an Israeli airstrike. (Aug. 3)

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++EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC SHOTS OF INJURED PEOPLE++

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1. Injured man laying on street next to pavement

2. Various of men carrying bodies and badly injured people out of UN school, bloodstains on ground ++GRAPHIC++

3. Distressed woman shouting and gesturing, UPSOUND (Arabic): "Our trust and our fate is only in the hands of God"

4. Bodies on ground

5. Injured man being transported on cart to hospital

6. Group of men carrying injured person to ambulance

7. Ambulance arriving

8. Various of injured people, including children, being treated outdoors ++GRAPHIC++

9. Various of men wrapping up bodies in white shroud in morgue

10. Crowd gathered at entrance to hospital

11. Ambulance leaving hospital

STORYLINE

A United Nations school sheltering displaced people in the southern Gaza Strip was hit on Sunday by what a UN official said appeared to be an Israeli airstrike.

In chaotic scenes inside the compound of the UN school in Rafah, several bodies, among them children, were strewn across the ground in puddles of blood.

Bloody footprints stained the ground where people had rushed the wounded into ambulances.

Witnesses said the attack happened while people were waiting in line for food supplies.

A Gaza health official said at least 10 people were killed and 35 wounded.

The Israeli military had no immediate comment.

Robert Turner, the director of operations for the UN Palestinian refugee agency in Gaza, said preliminary findings indicated the blast was the result of an Israeli airstrike near the school, which had been providing shelter for some 3,000 people.

He said at least one UN staffer appeared to be dead.

In nearly four weeks of fighting, more than 1,700 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed as well as nearly 70 Israelis, almost all soldiers.

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