FROM GAZA … WITH ANGER.

Palestinian medical sources say 21 of their staff have been killed during Israels military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

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The head of the UN agency in Gaza running the school that was attacked by Israel forces has rejected claims that Hamas fighters were inside the converted shelter.The Israeli military accused Hamas of using civilians sheltering inside the building as “human shields” and said its troops had returned fire after fighters fired mortars at their positions from within al-Fakhora school in the Jabaliya refugee camp.But John Ging, the director of operations in Gaza for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), told reporters that he had visited the school during a three-hour lull in the fighting on Wednesday and “was reassured by the management of the school … that there were no militants in the school“I am very confident now that there was no militant activity inside the school nor militants in the school,” he said.

The Israeli strike on Tuesday left 43 Palestinians dead and about 100 injured.

At least 700 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and nearly 3,085 wounded since Israel’s military offensive began on December 27

“[Al Jazeera]

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