"Last night was horrific, they kept shelling nearby houses for the whole night. As soon as we saw the white line of dawn, we went directly to the Al Fakhoora school", a woman from Beit Lahia said.
Thousands of Palestinians from the north of Gaza have evacuated their homes and fled to UNRWA schools and to the centre Jablaia refugee camp and Gaza city after warning calls from the IOF.
I took these photos this morning in Al Fakhora (a UNRWA school), in Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, which according to preliminary information gathered by DCI-Palestine, at around 3:30pm on Tuesday, 6 January 2009 , the Israeli artillery attacked killing over 42 people, including 14 children.More than 500 homes in Gaza have been totally destroyed or severely damaged, more than 8,000 Palestinians are displaced and hundreds of thousands have been affected by damage to water infrastructure, a spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said.The death toll from the airstrikes on Gaza this week has risen to 176 Palestinians killed, including more than 25 children and 20 women, with more than 1100 injured.
The IOF has launched 2,480 air strikes, since the beginning of their most recent aggression against the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip, Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry, said.Gazan doctors say that israel is using banned DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosives) weapons in Gaza which is an internationally-prohibited weapon.