Israeli occupation damaged 13 Palestinian school in its massive offensive on the Gaza Strip during the weekend, Palestinians education ministry said on Monday.
“Some 13 Palestinian schools in Gaza were severely damaged in the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip,” the ministry said in a statement.
According to the statement, windows and doors of these schools were damaged and the walls cracked.
The statement also said that the shrapnel of the Israeli rockets and debris of the buildings and places targeted by the Israeli occupation directly hit the classrooms.
The ministry expressed its “strong condemnation” regarding the Israeli attacks on Gaza that damaged basic infrastructure in all fields, stressing this is a violation of the international laws and conventions.
Deputy Education Minister in Gaza Ziyad Thabet called for the international community to stand up for its responsibilities and stop Israeli practices and hold it accountable for its violations.
In the two-day offensive, the Israeli occupation killed 27 Palestinians and wounded 156 others. It also completely destroyed 130 residential apartments and caused partial damage to 700 others.
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