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18:10 | 2009-01-06


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Israel Hits 2 UN Schools in Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least five Palestinians were killed after Israeli strikes hit two separate schools run by the United Nations in the Gaza Strip.

According to medics and UN officials, two people were killed in a strike on a school in the southern of Khan Yunis and three people were killed in an air strike on a school in Gaza City on Tuesday.

Hundreds of Palestinians have taken refuge at UN schools to escape the raining fire on Gaza.

The identities of the victims have not been revealed yet, press tv reported.

Both schools are run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Israel remains defiant of mounting calls for an end to its attacks on the populated coastal strip where an Israeli blockade has starved 1.5 people almost to death despite pro-Gaza protests across the world.

Israeli forces have killed at least 25 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

The Israeli army says it has killed 130 Hamas fighters since its ground invasion of Gaza that started over the weekend.

Hamas on the other hand says it has killed and injured over 40 Israeli soldiers only on Tuesday.

Tel Aviv however says that the conflict has only killed five soldiers and injured 79 others.

A total of 590 Palestinians have so far been killed and 3000 people wounded including women and children in Israeli gunship fire and plane bombings in the Gaza Strip.