‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 244: Israel Commits new Massacre in Strike on UNRWA School in Nuseirat – Qassam Muaddi 6/6/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The U.S. and 16 other countries urged Hamas and Israel to “make concessions” to secure a ceasefire deal. Meanwhile, Israel killed 40 people in a bombing of an UNRWA school in the central Gaza Strip.


  • 36,654 + killed* and at least 83,309 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 527+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,140.
  • 646 Israeli soldiers have been announced killed since October 7, and at least 3,657 have been announced as wounded.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on June 6, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

** The death toll in the West Bank and Jerusalem is not updated regularly. According to the PA’s Ministry of Health on June 5, this is the latest figure.

*** These figures are released by the Israeli military, showing the soldiers whose names “were allowed to be published.” The number of Israeli soldiers wounded according to declarations by the head of the Israeli army’s wounded association to Israel’s channel 12 exceeds 20,000 including at least 8000 permanently handicapped as of June 1st.

Key Developments 

  • Israel kills 215 Palestinians, wounds 682 since Monday, June 3, across Gaza, raising death toll since October 7 to 36,654 and number of wounded to 83,309, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • Israel kills 40 Palestinians in bombing of UNRWA school sheltering displaced Palestinians.
  • White House calls upon Israel and Hamas to make concessions in order to reach ceasefire deal.
  • Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry says 25,000 Palestinians in Gaza need medical treatment outside of Gaza.
  • Spain to join South Africa in genocide case against Israel at ICJ.
  • Colombia to impose restrictions on coal sales to Israel.
  • WHO says war in Gaza has “severely crippled health care provision in Rafah.”
  • UNICEF says nine out of 10 children in Gaza suffer severe lack of food for growth.
  • Israeli forces wound six Palestinians in raid on Jenin.
  • Israeli army admits one soldier killed and 10 wounded in a Hezbollah drone attack in Galilee.
  • At least two Lebanese killed in Israeli strikes on southern Lebanese towns.
  • Israel’s Benny Gantz tells Israelis on northern front with Lebanon to “prepare for difficult days.”

Israel kills 40 Palestinians in a strike on an UNRWA school sheltering displaced families

At least 40 Palestinians were killed early on Thursday in an Israeli airstrike of an UNRWA school sheltering displaced families in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

The Gaza-based government media office said in a statement that 14 of the victims were children and nine were women. Around 74 more were wounded, including 23 children and 18 women, the office added.

The UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini said through his account on X that Israel bombed an UNRWA school that housed thousands of displaced Palestinians during the night, without any warning to the displaced or to the UNRWA.

The Israeli army admitted the bombing in a statement, claiming that it had conducted a “precise strike” on dozens of Palestinian militants who were gathered in a building separate from the location of the civilians. The Gaza government media office denied the Israeli army’s claims….

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