30% of Gaza schools targeted by Israeli airstrikes— UN spokesperson

UNRWA School in GAZA
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NEW YORK — UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric stated that 30 percent of schools in the Gaza Strip were directly targeted by Israeli airstrikes, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

During a press conference, Dujarric mentioned that humanitarian relief workers are examining satellite images to assess the impact of Israeli attacks on education. He reported that 162 school buildings were directly targeted, representing about 30 percent of the total 563 school buildings in Gaza, and noted that 26 schools were completely destroyed.

Dujarric emphasized, "Some 175,000 students and more than 6,500 teachers have had their schools directly hit in hostilities. At least 55 percent of schools in Gaza will require either full reconstruction or major rehabilitation."

The Palestinian Ministry of Education previously stated that 286 government schools and 65 schools belonging to UNRWA were targeted and vandalized in the strip. Of these, 83 suffered severe damage and seven were completely destroyed. Additionally, 49 schools in the occupied West Bank were invaded and vandalized.

Furthermore, the ministry's report indicated that since October 7, 2023, 4,895 students were killed and 8,514 were injured.

The Ministry affirmed Israel's targeting of schools affected 90 percent of governmental educational buildings, causing direct and indirect damage. 29 percent of school buildings cannot be operated due to complete demolition or severe damage. Moreover, 133 government schools were used as shelters in the strip.

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