Israel defends attack on U.N. school: 'Terrorists inside the school were planning more attacks'

"We are operating against Hamas, that is, using UNRWA facilities," says an Israeli military spokesperson

Published: June 7, 2024 8:46am

Israeli military spokesman, Daniel Hagari, defended the Israeli military attack a United Nations school facility.

“Our precise strike was based on concrete intelligence from multiple sources,” Hagari said. “The terrorists inside the school were planning more attacks against Israelis, some of them imminent. We stopped a ticking time bomb.”

"We are operating against Hamas, that is, using UNRWA facilities. In the last months alone, Hamas waged war on schools and hospitals. Hamas hopes that international law and public sympathy will provide a shield for their military activities, which is why they systematically operate from schools, UN facilities, hospitals, and mosques," Hagari said. 

The strike reportedly killed about 40 people.

The IDF said it plans to reveal the identities of some of the terrorists killed in the strike.

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