Scores injured after Israel attacks UN civilian shelter

Adnan Abu Hassna, the UN spokesman in Gaza told ITV News that the Israeli military attacked a school acting as a shelter at around half two this afternoon.

Children are lined up inside the hospital in Beit Ahoun, Gaza. Credit: Sean Swan/ITV News

The Beit Hanoun elementary school had around 800 people, mostly women and children, inside when the attack took place.

Mr Hassna said the UN had provided the exact co-ordinates of the school to the Israeli military, so they are surprised by the attack.

A three month old baby is treated for schrapnel wounds. Credit: Sean Swan

The attack is thought to have come from a tank, or artillery. Local media are reporting 16 people have died and 10 have been injured.

ITV News, filming in the nearby Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Hanoun, observed scores of injured children requiring treatment.