The Gaza Strip has been hit by a number of air strikes today (Picture: EPA)
The United Nations says the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school, located in al-Maghazi refugee camp, has suffered severe structural damage due to the strike.
The school was sheltering around 4,000 people, and the UNRWA has slammed the attack after saying it shares the coordinates of its facilities on a daily basis.
A spokesman for the UN described the incident as ‘outrageous’ and said it ‘shows a flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians’.
Philippe Lazzarine, Commissioner-General of the UNRWA, number of their own staff were injured, and they expect the death toll to rise.
He added: ;This is outrageous, and it again shows a flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians.
‘No place is safe in Gaza anymore, not even UNRWA facilities.
‘The school was hit during Israeli forces airstrikes and bombardment on the Gaza Strip.
‘At least 4,000 people have taken refuge in this UNRWA school turned shelter. They had and still have nowhere else to go.
‘Since the war began on October 7, UNRWA provides the coordinates of its facilities to relevant parties on a daily basis.’
The United Nations says the UNRWA school, located in al-Maghazi refugee camp, has suffered severe structural damage due to the strike.