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Israel: Militants fired from vicinity of Gaza school

Smoke from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over a U.N. school at Jebaliya refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, where Palestinian displaced people had found refuge July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: The Israeli military, in an initial response to the killing of 19 Palestinians in a United Nations-run school in Gaza Wednesday, said militants near the facility had fired mortar bombs and Israeli forces had shot back.

"Earlier this morning, militants fired mortar shells at (Israeli) soldiers from the vicinity of the UNRWA school in Jebaliya (refugee camp). In response, soldiers fired towards the origins of fire, and we're still reviewing the incident," a military spokeswoman said.

A U.N. official said 19 people in the school were killed when five Israeli tank shells hit it.

 

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