The attack occurred early Saturday morning, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which runs the Al-Fakhura school in the Jabaliya refugee camp.
The Israeli daily Ha’arec added that the school served as a refuge for hundreds of Palestinian families who did not evacuate to the south of the Gaza Strip. At the beginning of October, the Israeli army called for the evacuation of residents of the northern part of the Gaza Strip due to the upcoming ground operation.
Al Jazeera reporter Tarek Abu Azum attributed the attack to rockets fired by Israel. This claim, like the death toll, cannot be independently verified. Earlier, some of the rocket attacks in Gaza were attributed to malfunctioning rockets that Hamas and Islamic Palestinian Jihad send from the enclave to Israel.
However, in recent weeks, the Israeli army has been focusing its attention precisely on the Jabalia refugee camp, because, according to it, Hamas attackers are hiding there.
The Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority also claimed this morning that 27 Palestinians, most of them children, were killed in an Israeli bombardment in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis in the early hours of Saturday. On Friday, according to foreign agencies, the Israeli Air Force dropped leaflets calling for evacuation on this city.