Israeli strike on Gaza U.N. shelter kills 15

Jul 24, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT
ISRAEL/GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL - JULY 24 : (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. ashington's top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing as the Palestinian death toll rose to 714 and airlines kept flights to Israel suspended over rocket fears. Credit Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

A United Nations-run school sheltering Palestinians in north Gaza came under Israeli shelling on Thursday, with at least 15 people killed and another 200 wounded. The attack raises the death toll from the 15-day conflict to nearly 750. Israel Radio has said that most of those killed at the school were children. According to a U.N. spokesperson, the coordinates of the school were provided to the Israeli military prior to the strike as a precaution. Additionally, efforts had been made to coordinate an evacuation with the military, which never granted it.

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