Thousands of Palestinians Seek Refuge at ‘UNRWA’ Schools to Escape Israeli Bombardment on Northern Gaza

Violence in Gaza

BEIT LAHIA, July 13, 2014 (WAFA) – Thousands of Palestinians sought refuge at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA)’ schools, on Sunday, after Israeli forces ordered them to evacuate their homes in the northern Gaza Strip as a prelude to bomb the area.

Israeli aircrafts dropped leaflets on border areas in the northern Gaza Strip, calling onto the citizens to evacuate their homes before noon today in preparation to bomb the area.

Forces threatened all citizens that those who do not obey their instructions will be risking their lives and the lives of their family.

The UNRWA has opened eight schools to accommodate the thousands of people who were evacuated from the northern Gaza Strip, said Robert Turner, director of UNRWA operations, during a press conference held in one of the refugee schools that were opened to accommodate the thousands of refugees from the northern Gaza Strip, stating that the current number of refugees in schools is four thousand and that the number is gradually increasing.

Turner stressed that the UNRWA will open more schools in the event the number of Palestinians seeking refugee increases, pointing out that the UNRWA can only accommodate no more than 35 thousand citizens in their schools.’

Source: WAFA