Three UNRWA aid workers die in Gaza
The U.N. aid agency for Palestinians said that three of its workers were killed by “incoming fire” in Gaza, the first fatalities of UNRWA aid workers reported since the latest Israeli offensive on the coastal strip began 17 days ago.
“Three UNRWA teachers killed in Gaza,” UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness tweeted Thursday. “My heart breaks for any humanitarian worker who pays the ultimate price, killed helping others.”
Gunness said that two teachers were killed while at home and a third died while walking home after working in an UNRWA shelter.
UNRWA said Thursday that 141,348 displaced people had sought shelter so far in more than 82 of the agency’s facilities in Gaza.
The death toll from Israel’s assault on Gaza has reached more than 700, while more than 30 Israeli civilians and soldiers have been killed so far.
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