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At least 7 killed in strike on UN school in Gaza: medics


Rescue workers search for victims as Palestinians gather around the wreckage of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike that killed at least nine members from the al-Ghol family, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 3, 2014. Photo - Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Gaza Strip: At least seven people were killed Sunday in a fresh strike on a UN school in southern Gaza which was sheltering Palestinians displaced by an Israeli military offensive, medics said.

Gaza emergency services spokesman Ashraf Al Qudra said another 30 people were wounded in the attack which took place in the southern city of Rafah, which straddles the border with Egypt.

The Israeli military declined immediate comment.

A missile launched by an aircraft struck the entrance to the school in the town of Rafah, witnesses and medics said.

Hundreds of Palestinians in the area, where the Israeli military has been battling militants, had been sheltering in the school.

Separately, a spokesman for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said initial reports suggested there had been a shelling near a school housing almost 3,000 people.

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