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More than 52,000 Palestinians displaced in Gaza — UN aid agency

Palestinian child
Palestinians walk in the courtyard as families took shelter at a United Nations (UN) school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 17, 2021. (Photo: AFP)
GENEVA — More than 52,000 Palestinians have been displaced by Israeli air strikes that have destroyed or badly damaged nearly 450 buildings in the Gaza Strip, the UN aid agency said on Tuesday. اضافة اعلان

About 47,000 of the displaced people have sought shelter in 58 UN-run schools in Gaza, Jens Laerke, spokesman of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told reporters. 

Laerke said 132 buildings had been destroyed and 316 had been severely damaged, including six hospitals and nine primary healthcare centers. 

The UN agency said it welcomed the fact that Israel had opened one border crossing for humanitarian supplies but called for another crossing to also be opened. 

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