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U.N. Agency: Israel Shelled Gaza School Sheltering Evacuees; 20 Reported Killedposted on July 30, 2014
In The Washington Post, Sudarsan Raghavan, William Booth, and Ruth Eglash report, “Israeli artillery shells slammed into a U.N.-run school sheltering evacuees from the Gaza conflict early Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens of others as they slept,” adding to a death toll of over 1,270 Palestinians. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which ran the shelter, condemned the attack—one of six strikes on UNRWA facilities—as a violation of international law. Israel asserts that militants have stored rockets in some U.N. facilities, but has called for a partial afternoon cease-fire nonetheless.