Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in Gaza on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens. (July 24)
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Gaza city, Gaza Strip - July 24, 2014
1. Injured child taken out of ambulance and into Shifa Hospital
2. Ambulances carrying injured arriving at hospital; injured being taken inside
3. Close up of medical staff gloves
4. Injured on stretcher being taken into the hospital
5. Ambulance arriving
6. Medical staff carrying stretcher
Al least 15 people died and dozens were wounded on Thursday after Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a United Nations school in the northern Gaza Strip.
The victims were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.
The strike occurred during a day of heavy fighting throughout the coastal territory. Israel says the war is meant to halt rocket fire from Gaza and destroy a sophisticated network of cross-border tunnels. International efforts to bring about a truce appeared elusive, with the violence continuing and Hamas reiterating its demand for a cease-fire that a crippling Egyptian and Israeli blockade on Gaza be lifted.
It was the fourth time a U.N. facility has been hit in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, since the Israeli operation began July 8